Latest news from Heavy Lift & Project Forwarding International Magazine

Medical magnet move for DHL

January 31 - DHL Industrial Projects has transported a 100-tonne medical magnet from Oxford to Minnesota.

The magnet was first moved from its manufacturing plant in Oxford to the port of Killingholme in Lincolnshire on a truck trailer.

"Due to its weight, the floor of the warehouse in oxford had to be reinforced and we used a mega-lift system to get it onto the trailer for transportation," explained Nikola Hagleitner, ceo of industrial projects at DHL Global Forwarding.

At Killingholme, the magnet was lifted onto a ferry for shipment to Antwerp, before being transhipped and delivered via the Great Lakes to Duluth, where it was transferred onto a 19-axle step-deck truck, which was 193 ft long.

Transportation regulations in the US require a state police escort for transport of this size, so a complex procedure requiring handover and overlap between state police, local police and private security took place, and the truck had to have at least two escorts ar all times.

The magnet was finally delivered to the University of Minnesota, where it was unloaded and moved into its final position on the university campus.

The magnet is a part of a body scanner for Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) used in the medical profession as a method of disease detection, and is part of the largest scanner ever built, said DHL.

 

 

www.dhl.com

Heavy Lift | News

ALP wins FLNG towage contract thumbnail image

ALP wins FLNG towage contract

February 25 - The Netherlands-headquartered ALP Maritime Services has secured towing and positioning contracts for the Coral South floating LNG (FLNG) platform, which will enter service offshore Mozambique.
Views: 108
POSH lands PFLNG Dua charters thumbnail image

POSH lands PFLNG Dua charters

February 25 - Petronas has awarded PACC Offshore Services Holdings (POSH) two contracts related to the Petronas Floating Liquefied Natural Gas 2 (PFLNG Dua) project in Malaysia.
Views: 91

Heavy Lift Across The World

Discover heavy lift and project logistics industry news from around the world by region.