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AAL Delivers 13 Giant Haul Trucks For Siberian Mining Project

AAL Delivers 13 Giant Haul Trucks For Siberian Mining Project
Danny Gill

AAL has successfully completed a shipment of 13 enormous haulage trucks from Laem Chabang Port in Thailand to the Port of Nakhodka in southeast Russia. For an inspiring look at how these monstrous machines were transported, check out the video above.

These Komatsu 830E ultra-class haul truck units, each over 14m in length and weighing 170mt, were transported on the 19,000dwt S-Class AAL Dampier. The trucks will be employed at a major Siberian mining project and are especially designed for off-road use in high-production mining and heavy-duty construction environments.

Namir Khanbabi, Managing Director of AAL’s Tramp & Projects Division, said: “We were delighted to partner with such a renowned freight forwarder as Freightplus and to have successfully completed the delivery of this important cargo ahead of schedule. The crane capacity of our S-Class fleet came into its own, giving Freightplus the assurance that each 170mt truck could be lifted, stowed and discharged at Nakhodka terminal without any reach issues. There was great communication between our two teams throughout the operation, supported by the expertise and diligence of the ship’s crew and the technical knowledge of our in-house engineering experts, drawing on their experience of working on over-sized and specialist cargo shipments for the mining sector.”

John Gleeson, CEO at Freightplus, added, ‘We came to AAL Shipping with very specific needs, in relation to stowage, crane capacity and reach, vessel length and draft, deck strength, schedule and budget and they tailored a solution for us that ticked every box. Being a regular user of AAL’s services in the Asia-Pacific region, we knew its very competent and dedicated team could be trusted to deliver as promised and that’s exactly what they did. They performed like a well-oiled machine and exceeded our expectations in every respect.”

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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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