In this project, we were tasked with transporting two massive slag carriers from southern Germany to the port of Hamburg in northern Germany.Each of the carriers measured 14.13 meters in length, 5.50 metres in width, and 4.50 metres in height. Remarkably, these carriers weighed an impressive 97 tons each.
Our initial steps involved meticulous technical pre-planning, where we determined the most opti-mal vehicle configuration to ensure a safe and efficient transport operation. We then undertook the complex process of applying for and securing the necessary transport permits.
Precise scheduling is vital in our operations, given the need for skillful loading and unloading. We worked closely with our clients to coordinate a schedule that aligned seamlessly with their re-quirements. At the client's facility, we employed the expertise of two powerful mobile cranes to handle the careful and secure loading of these substantial carriers.
Once loaded, we embarked on the road transport phase to deliver the cargo to the nearest inland port. Here, the carriers were expertly transferred onto an inland vessel, a process facilitated by a specialized crawler crane.
Navigating the intricate inland waterways, we transported the carriers to the bustling seaport of Hamburg. Upon arrival at the Port of Hamburg, our team efficiently unloaded the carriers and en-sured their secure interim storage.
Some highlights from this project:
• It took about 8 weeks to obtain the transport permit we needed.
• Precise scheduling was imperative, as the loading and unloading phases involved the skilled orchestration of mobile and crawler cranes, ensuring the safe handling of these massive carriers.
• Our commitment to punctual delivery means that the cargo arrived at the Port of Hamburg precisely as scheduled.
• Furthermore, our operations remain resilient in the face of environmental challenges, such as low water levels in Germany, providing reliable service year-round.