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A freight movement 12 million years In the making

June 4 - A life-like and full-sized reconstruction of the jawbone and mouth of a 12 million year old sea monster named after the author of Moby Dick, has been transported from South America to Europe by Rhoon, Netherlands-based Steder Group.

Dubbed 'The Biggest Mouth Ever', the reconstruction of the jawbone and mouth of the Peruvian predatory sperm whale Livyatan melvillei was made by the Historical Museum of Lima, was shipped from Peru to Rotterdam for exhibition at the Natural History Museum in Rotterdam.

Steder Group, a Dutch member to the Cargo Equipment Experts (CEE) network which sponsored the entire movement, was tasked with the transport of the model from Lima, Peru to Rotterdam, The Netherlands and its subsequent hoisting into the museum.

In 2008, in the Peruvian desert palaentologists from the natural history museums of Rotterdam, Lima, Brussels, Pisa and Paris discovered the12-13 million year old remains of a sea monster with a skull of over three metres and a huge bite with 40 teeth. The entire animal must have been 13-18 metres long and had teeth of up to 36 cm length.

Cargo Equipment Experts (CEE) is a global network for equipment owners serving the heavy and outsized cargo industry.

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