Helping to “bridge” the infrastructure gap in French Guiana
When our customer, Transport Paris International (TPI) needed to transport breakbulk units for a bridge project in French Guiana, they turned to Höegh Autoliners to assist them.
TPI asked Höegh to transport the breakbulk units consisting of metal beams with a length of 17 to 25 metres from Le Havre, France to Degrad des Cannes, French Guiana. The beams will be used in the re-construction of a bridge in the country.
Luc Massaux, Head of France in Höegh Autoliners says,
With 20 years experience in servicing the Caribbean region, we have built a strong network in the area in both deep sea and shortsea. Therefore, not having a direct service from France to French Guiana was not an obstacle. This shipment, like previous infrastructure projects that we have been part of in the Caribbean, enabled the global Höegh team to demonstrate the quality and flexibility of our transportation solutions to the customer.
The units were first loaded on Höegh Manila in Le Havre on the Europe to Caribbean service and discharged in Pointe-a-Pitre where they were transhipped on the Caribbean Feeder, Höegh Caribia to Degrad des Cannes.
Luc continues, “The project’s success was due to a high level of support globally. The precise coordination between our deep sea service and transhipment in Pointe-a-Pitre on to our Caribbean shortsea service, ensured the cargo reached Degrad des Cannes on time and to the satisfaction of our customer.”
Höegh has recently been part of other projects in improving infrastructure and traffic conditions on the Caribbean island of Martinique, with the transportation of diesel-electric buses and breakbulk units for a Bridge project in the country.
The sales team in France is proud to be part of another project in improving the local transportation system in the Caribbean area and look forward to being involved in more in the future.