HLPFI takes a look at the the Overland Transport Provider of the Year award, sponsored by Goldhofer.

The Overland Transport Provider of the Year award will be presented to an equipment-owning provider of overland transport services by road, rail or inland waterway that has demonstrated its commitment to the safe, efficient and innovative transport of heavy and oversize project cargoes.

The judges will be looking for an operator that has demonstrated:

  • Use of thorough planning and surveying to minimise disruption
  • Use of innovative equipment and techniques to overcome challenges during transport
  • Understanding of regional permit and escort challenges
  • Evidence of safe and on-time delivery
  • Customer satisfaction
  • Dedication to communication with the industry about issues affecting the sector

Entry deadline: April 3, 2020

About our sponsor 

Goldhofer is a leading global manufacturer of specialized transportation equipment in the field of general and heavy-duty road haulage and oversized cargo transportation.

With a full and proven range of products, including trailers, semitrailers, modular heavy-duty vehicles, self-propelled tractors, transport equipment for wind power plants and aircraft tractors, Goldhofer meets an extremely wide variety of needs in almost every transportation situation.

The company has supplied more than 38,000 vehicles to more than a hundred different countries, all of them now doing a reliable job in what are sometimes extremely difficult conditions.

Our 2019 winner 

Barnhart’s director of European business development, Simon Sumner, collected the Overland Transport Provider of the Year award for the company’s impressive delivery of a reformer vessel across North America.

Our 2019 winner – Barnhart Crane & Rigging – has always been a frontrunner in engineering tools and equipment in order to solve clients’ transportation and installation needs, commented one of our judges, and the project submitted was no exception. The transport of a secondary reformer vessel, measuring more than 22.3 m long and weighing 193 tonnes, from Tulsa to a refinery in Lima demonstrated thorough planning, understanding of regional permit and escort challenges, and the use of innovative equipment and technologies. 

Barnhart utilised the longest and widest dolly transporter it has ever assembled for the move. The heavy transport specialist made significant enhancements to the equipment in order to accommodate the width of the load and to minimise the overall height of the combination. 

The Heavy Lift Awards 2020 ceremony will take place on October 21 at the Royal Lancaster hotel in London, UK.