PrimoCargo were recently contracted by a German-based, world leading manufacturer of large bore diesel engines to execute their project cargo services.
Four diesel engines, two weighing 80tns with dimensions of 7.25 x 3.15 x 4.20m and two at 63.5tns / 7.90 x 2.60 x 4.55m, were loaded at 2 different locations by the same barge for transportation via the Rhine river to the port of loading in the Netherlands, Schiedam.
Philipp-Christopher ‘Ebbo’ Schopnie (General Manager at PrimoCargo) explains; “The challenge during this transport was the extreme low-water level on the Rhine during the pre-carriage by barge. However, by choosing the correct type of barge, we were able to deliver all 4 engines in time for the closing of the ongoing ocean vessel.”
At Schiedam, the engines were loaded at the quay by a shore crane into a coaster vessel heading to the final destination of Ancona in Italy where Fortune International Transport (PCN members in the country) will coordinate the rest of the shipment.
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