BOXCO Selected By BHEL For Shipping Critical ODC Packages For The NTPC NORTH KARANPURA Project

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BHEL caters to various requirements of power producers in India. NTPC is one of the major customers of BHEL and a leading power producer in India. For NTPC’s North Karanpura Projects, BHEL recently floated a tender for the import of an STG package for a 2× 660MW power plant. The order of the STG package was placed with Siemens AG of Germany. The scope of the project as per the RFQ included ocean freighting of the cargo from Rotterdam Port, project import registration under the UMPP scheme, custom clearance and optional port handling.

After rigorous procedures as per the guidelines applicable for a government PSU, tenders were invited through the e-procurement process. After an intense reverse bid

ding process, the award was finally placed with M/s Boxco Logistics India Pvt Ltd (BLIPL).
The scope of work consisted of (i) ocean freighting,(ii) project import registration and customs clearance and (iii) trucking and handling of the project cargo. The cargo contained approximately 2053 Frt/1306 MT basis FOB Rotterdam arriving at Haldia Port and approximately 863 Frt/182 MT basis CIF for Haldia Port. The cargo required a heavy lift vessel for a generator stator of 326 MT and two pieces of equipment weighing approximately 180 MT and 126 MT. Also about five of the packages weighed between 50 MT and 100 MT.

During the project, due care was taken right from project registration, custom formalities, port handling activities and coordination with other parties like BHEL’s authorised transporters. It is worth mentioning that BLIPL ensured the documentation was perfect and reported on progress every day.

In every successful project, the client’s team are equal partners. Hence, note the contribution and support of the BHEL team, headed by Mr A K Vajpayee, which comprised Ms Julie Srivastava, Ms Kalavathy K, Mr Saket, Mr Pankaj G and all concerned. Equally important and worth praising is the contribution of the BHEL Haridwar team, who smoothly coordinated the transportation operations