Sunday 22nd Oct 2017 - Logistics Manager

Geodis moves eight gantry cranes from Poland To Canada

Geodis has transported eight large gantry cranes from Poland to Canada for Austrian intermodal crane manufacturer Hans Küns.

The project required the delivery of dismantled cranes from Gdynia Port in Poland to the Delta Port in Vancouver, with a total volume of 50,000 Freight Tons. Each gantry crane included two main 75-meter girders, and the team transported eight of these pieces in total per vessel. Undertaken in two separate loads, both were delivered to their final destination in Vancouver with a transit time of approximately 25 days.

“Our main challenge was finding a vessel that could carry all of the pieces at one time,” said Stefan Waszak, manager operations industrial projects for Geodis in Germany. “But after a thorough research we found the right solution for the customer.”

* Geodis has signed a new contract with Petrofac for the transport of oil production modules weighing up to 4,500 tons from sites in Asia to Abu Dhabi.

It will ultimately ship 24 modules from China, Korea and Singapore to Abu Dhabi. The first of these trips use semi-submersible vessels, the biggest of which had a 63 metre beam and deadweight of 72,000 tons.