April 3 - CIS Cargo has shipped a 750-tonne capacity Liebherr LTM 1750-9.1 telescopic mobile crane from the Port of Kiel to Klaipeda in Lithuania on DFDS Seaways ship.

The basic crane chassis arrived at the port under its own power, while the rest of the crane components were delivered to Kiel by truck.

At the port, the crane was dismantled and prepared in advance for on-carriage by rail from Klaipeda, before being transferred and securely loaded onto low loaders and transferred onto the vessel by Seehafen Kiel Stevedoring GmbH.

The Liebherr crane components were loaded as rolling cargo across the heavy-duty hydraulic ro-ro ramp at the Ostuferhafen's Berth No. 7.

Last year three million tonnes of cargo were handled at the Ostuferhafen, which is the Port of Kiel's cargo and logistics centre, and the terminal is seeing an increasing volume of heavy cargo and project loads being shipped via the German port.

Cargoes handled include agricultural machinery, locomotives, ships' engines and silos, as well as a complete brick-making plant which was shipped to Russia at the start of 2014.

DFDS Seaways' ro-ro and ro-pax vessels operate liner shipping services six times a week from the Ostuferhafen to Klaipeda and two times a week to both St Petersburg and Ust-Luga in Russia.