Höegh RoRo Transports 112MT Transformer
Transporting a 112MT transformer across the world is no simple task. The stakes are even higher when the sophisticated cargo is destined for an oil and gas plant and time is of utmost importance.
Global Freight Forwarder Kintetsu World Express (KWE) and CG Holdings Belgium NV Systems Division chose Höegh Autoliners, with its direct RoRo service, global agency network and breakbulk competence, to transport its 112 MT Transformer trailer from Antwerp to Dammam.
"With the customer’s tight deadline, Höegh’s Europe to the Middle East service was the perfect solution to transport the breakbulk unit, ensuring a timely service with minimum transit time," claimed a press release from the shipping company.
When handling special and sensitive cargo, experienced cargo handling is imperative. Höegh Port Captain said: "With every breakbulk shipment, we plan and tailor our handling methods and equipment based on the cargo’s specifications, to ensure that the safest and most secure solutions are used."
With the transformer weighing a total of 112MT, it could not be transported with the Port’s tug master which could only handle cargo weighing up to 100 MT. The solution was to use third party equipment to pull the trailer on board the vessel.
Under the supervision of Höegh’s Port Captain and officials from KWE the trailer was safely loaded on board Höegh Trident and stowed under deck, where it would not be exposed to seawater or weather.