HANSA HEAVY LIFT safely transports shiploader from China to the USA

News — By on August 19, 2015 at 12:30 PM
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HHL Richards Bay enroute to Portland Oregon safely transporting the shiploader,

Hamburg, Germany,  Wednesday, 19th August, 2015 – HANSA HEAVY LIFT has successfully transported a shiploader weighing over 560 metric tons from Nantong/China to Portland, Oregon/USA for Sandvik Mining and Construction.

HHL Richards Bay safely transported the shiploader, which measures 36.50 meters in length x 56.44 in width x 31.50 in height, discharging it at the Port of Portland where engineers installed it onto the pier.

“The biggest challenge was to lift the shiploader over the conveyor rail at the Port of Portland, whilst ensuring neither sustained damaged, ” said Gareth Hamer, Head of Cargo Management, Americas, HANSA HEAVY LIFT.

“We then completed the installation of the tripper car and portal under the direction of Sandvik.

“The discharge operation took place over five days and required detailed planning, as well as close cooperation with all parties involved.

The shiploader weighing over 560 metric tons being loaded on board the "HHL Richards Bay"

The shiploader weighing over 560 metric tons being loaded on board the “HHL Richards Bay”

HANSA HEAVY LIFT engineers used three lifting beams to move the shiploader on and off the vessel at each port, as it only had lifting trunnions on one side.

The size of the cargo and narrow width of the pier meant that the third lifting beam had to be lowered onto a barge after the discharge operation was completed.

“Our expert team of engineers and experienced crew worked closely with the customer to plan the move and ensure it took place safely and on time, ” said Joerg Roehl, Chief Commercial Officer, HANSA HEAVY LIFT.

“Our specialized in-house team of naval architects, structural engineers and welding engineers with shipyard, offshore and installation background and the added benefits of our young fleet of vessels, enables us to customize solutions such as this for our customers.”

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