Original news was published on 8 June, 2017
Ocean carrier COSCO Shipping has transported an over-dimensional rotary boiler from Shanghai to the port of Hamburg.
The boiler weighed 126 tonnes and measured 24 meters in length and five meters in diameter. It was transported to Hamburg aboard the CSCL Jupiter and upon arrival at Hamburg’s HHLA Container Terminal Tollerort transshipped to inland barge for delivery to Olomouc in the eastern Czech Republic.
“The special challenge here was that on account of its center of gravity, the two HHLA floating cranes had to operate in tandem to lift the rotary boiler from the hold, where it was secured on a total of 11 40-ft flat-racks,” a spokesperson for the Port of Hamburg said.
COSCO manages 832 vessels, including the world’s largest multipurpose heavy-lift fleet as well as a variety of breakbulk vessels, semi-submersibles, container ships and roll-on, roll-off vessels. COSCO reports that it has handled 70 heavy or out-of-gauge shipments via the port of Hamburg so far this year.