April 8 - FESCO Transportation Group is transporting a 1,850-tonne Lampson Model LTL-2600B mobile crawler crane from Kennewick, Washington, through the Port of Everett to the Hunan province in China and will be discharged in Shanghai to assist in nuclear

FESCO says that this is the largest land-based mobile crane in the world and the massive piece of equipment is outfitted with a 121 metre main boom and a 49 metre jib.

"This is obviously a huge piece of equipment and thanks to our partners at the Port of Everett, we were given lots of flexibility and outstanding support for Lampson International, which made the operation and loading seamless," saidMike EvansFESCO Transportation Group's president.

Designed and manufactured by Lampson, the LTL-2600 provides a lift and carrying capacity of 2,358 tonnes and theTransi-Lift® design enables the mobile crane to provide an even distribution of ground bearing pressure.

"FESCO offered a competitive ocean freight rate, but the real value was in the all-inclusive package they offered," saidHerbert J. Coulter III, director, purchasing/logistics for Lampson International, LLC. "It included all ocean freight, terminal receiving and handling, as well as longshore loading labour which made the logistics effort seamless throughout the entire project."