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Hansa Heavy Lift Delivers Five Mobile Harbor Cranes to Bulgaria and Egypt

Hansa Heavy Lift Delivers Five Mobile Harbor Cranes to Bulgaria and Egypt
Danny Gill

Hansa Heavy Lift recently transported five Gottwald mobile harbor cranes, weighing a total of 1,400 metric tonnes, first loading them in Denmark and Belgium and delivering them to Bulgaria and Egypt.

All five cranes were lifted and stowed fully erected on deck, which limited the line of sight for the crew aboard HHL Rio de Janeiro, requiring an extra radar scanner to be installed. In addition to the five cranes carried on deck, the voyage included the transportation of four grabs, two bromma container spreaders and a dismantled Demag mobile crane, which were shipped under deck. Hansa noted that extra risk assessments were also carried out prior to commencing the voyage, in order to fully comply with all local and flag regulations.

Hansa Heavy Lift Delivers Five Mobile Harbor Cranes to Bulgaria and Egypt

“Thanks to our in-house team of naval architects and engineers, we were able to develop a quick, on-the-spot solution for this very challenging project,” said Ian Broad, Director Marine Operations, Hansa Heavy Lift. “Our crews had to adjust the stowage and lashing plans for each crane in order to ensure we could accommodate all five of them on deck.”

“We were able to overcome very tight stowage, which at places only had 20 to 30 cm clearance, by using heavy lift platforms to increase available deck space,” said Captain Johan Buysse, Cargo Superintendent, Hansa Heavy Lift.

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Danny Gill

Danny is currently a Contributing Writer for Airfreight Logistics and Logistics Manager (LM) and is quite the foodie. He’s always on the hunt for new and exciting dishes to sample, and is never one to back down from a spicy challenge. His travels have taken him around the world, and he’s been able to experience many different cultures (and food).

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