Red Sea challenged FPSO shipment delivered on time
Blue Water created a transshipment solution and delivered the cargo by air charter to its destination
The current circumstances in the Red Sea pose a challenge for timely cargo deliveries to their final destinations, with the necessary detour of around 4,000 sea miles resulting in a minimum of 10 days extra transit time. At Blue Water, our reputation is built on creating tailored solutions, as we recently did for a valued client involving a crucial shipment for an FPSO project in China impacted by the Red Sea situation.
The shipment found itself stranded in Cartagena, Colombia, and the situation in the Red Sea made it impossible to reach China on schedule for the project. The client approached Blue Water to intercept and create a customised solution to prevent any delays in the project.
Air charter for FPSO-related cargo
The Singapore team collaborated closely with the Air Charter team in Denmark, colleagues from Brazil and Blue Water’s partner in Panama – Ulog – to ensure the time-sensitive shipment reached China within the project timeline. It became evident that air cargo was the most efficient option, marking this Blue Water Singapore’s first air charter for FPSO-related cargo.
To facilitate the transition to air cargo, the cargo was loaded at Tocumen International Airport Panama due to customs considerations. A Blue Water colleague from Brazil supervised the air cargo operations in Panama. In Shanghai, the cargo arrived on time and on schedule, where it was safely unloaded and prepared for dispatch.