Potosi Cement Plant Project Inception (Bolivia)

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Unloading operations of first vessel carrying breakbulk cargo for ALTIUS´ new project in Bolivia, (Potosi Cement Plant), were carried out at Arica Port (Chile), using Shore Tension equipment (with vessel´s overall length of 225 meters and under swell conditions).  Cargo was unloaded from vessel by shore cranes, moved to laydown area and finally unloaded and stowed using reach stackers and shore cranes, to await land transportation across two countries (Chile and Bolivia) which entailed following a greatly challenging route (including stretches of road 4,680 meters above sea level, and sharp bends).  An ALTIUS engineer supervised unloading operations and labelling of each item with a project code, to better coordinate all parties invoved.