April 12 - Four 36-tonne loading arms and ancillary equipment have been shipped by Cory Logistics from Whitstable, UK to Indonesia, via Antwerp, Belgium.
Destined for use in an offshore gas installation unit, Cory had to use a 100-tonne mobile crane to lift the four loading arms, each measuring 19.3 m in length, with a maximum width of 2.83 m and a height of 3.71 m.
Extendable, semi-low loader trailers were then used to accommodate the loading arms on their journey to Purfleet, UK, for shipping to Antwerp, then via charter vessel to Indonesia where they will be used for loading LNG from the offshore terminal.
Each arm had an awkward centre of gravity which meant special care had to be taken to ensure they were loaded safely on to the trailers. Once loaded, special cradles were used to support the loading arms.
Cory also provided four sliding roof mega-trailers to carry ancillary machinery, and three 40 ft high cube containers to load an additional 21 tonnes of machinery parts.
Project manager Steve Barnwell said: "As the cargo was extremely fragile and out of gauge it proved to be a particularly complicated load which required our dedicated attention throughout the two-day loading process."
John Van Bergen, managing director of Cory Logistics, said: "Transporting large and unusual loads like this is what we excel at. We aim to meet our clients' needs however challenging they may be and our dedicated logistics teams have excellent problem solving skills."