International logistics expert Cory Logistics solved a weighty problem when it transported four 36 tonne, 20m long loading arms and ancillary equipment from UK fishing town Whitstable in Kent to Antwerp, Belgium, bound for Indonesia.
Cory provided a 100 ton mobile crane in order to lift the four loading arms, each measuring 19.3m in length with a maximum width of 2.83m and a height of 3.71m. Each piece weighed in at 36, 450.00 kilos. The loading arms form part of a for an offshore gas installation unit.
Special extendable, semi-low loader trailers were then used to accommodate the loading arms on their journey to Purfleet docks where they were transported to Antwerp for shipment on a charter vessel to Indonesia where they will be used for loading LNG from terminal. The loading arms had an awkward centre of gravity which meant special care had to be taken to ensure they were loaded safely on to the trailers. Once loaded, special cradles were used to support the loading arms.
Cory also provided four sliding roof mega-trailers to carry ancillary machinery, each piece measuring 919cm x 225cm x 275cm and weighing 8, 900.00 kilos, and three 40ft high cube containers to load an additional 21 tonnes of machinery parts.
Project manager Steve Barnwell said: “As the cargo was extremely fragile and out of gauge it proved to be a particularly complicated load which required our dedicated attention throughout the two-day loading process.”
John Van Bergen, Managing Director of Cory Logistics, said: “Transporting large and unusual loads like this is what we excel at. We aim to meet our clients’ needs however challenging they may be and our dedicated logistics teams have excellent problem solving skills.”