Starring two ship loaders and tripper cars with sizes up to 26 x 55 x 32 m being shipped from China to Guinea and Guinea to Belgium.
Under Conceptum China’s and Germany’s personal supervision the first of the two ship loaders was loaded in Nantong, China. Due to the overhang of its boom, it couldn’t be pre-positioned on the quay before vessels arrival. After being moved to the quay on two 16 axle SPMT’s, the 550 ton piece was lifted on board with the vessel’s own lifting gear and two 24 mtrs lifting beams, which were placed under the ship loader.
The ship loader was set directly onto pre-installed rails on the tween deck and due to its size, parts of the weather deck had to be removed. After extensive lashing and securing, the vessel set sail for its 11,007 nautical miles journey to Guinea.
For utmost cargo protection, the vessel was equipped with a weather routing system, giving daily weather, wave and current information, plus an approx. one week forecast to avoid bad weather. When a storm came up east of Madagascar, it could be avoided by taking the western route around Madagascar.
So, the vessel and cargo arrived safely at the port of Kamsar, where our Conceptum team was already waiting. For a safe lifting operation against sea, wind, swell and sudden vessel movements, anchor points were set on the quay in the centre line between the bogies.