May 23 - CEA Project Logistics Thailand has transported a Hydrasports custom fishing boat from the Ao-Po Grand Marina Shipyard in Phuket to the ro-ro terminal at the Port of Laem Chabang, for onward shipment to Piraeus, Greece.
CEA, a member of the Project Cargo Network (PCN) in Thailand, Myanmar and Laos, provided a prime mover, lowbed trailer, mobile crane and two escort vehicles for the 994 km journey. The CEA team removed eight wheels from the boat's support trailer in order to lower the overall height of the load.
The boat and trailer measured 18 m x 4 m x 4.3 m and weighed 13 tonnes.
In a separate project, CEA handled the demobilisation and export of a 150-tonne plastic injection moulding machine. Mitsubishi, which handled the original installation of the machine, was on hand for the demobilisation.
The heaviest components were the last to be removed and included a 46-tonne die head and a 42-tonne rear platen with ejector unit, which were loaded directly onto lowbed trailers for transportation to the CEA facility in Laem Chabang, using a 120-tonne capacity and 50-tonne capacity cranes.
CEA completed the necessary documentation in preparation for the export to Malaysia.
Meanwhile Gulf Agency Services, PCN member in Djibouti, has discharged 15 transformers at the Port of Djibouti. The transformers arrived from Shanghai, China onboard BBC Kwiatkowski, destined for an Ethiopian electric power project.
Gulf Agency Services handled the discharging operations, lashing onto lowbeds, transfer to the storage area and the unloading. Eight of the transformers weighed 110 tonnes, while seven weighed 53.8 tonnes.
Turk Heavy Transport has transported eight transformers for Hyundai Heavy Industries' project for the Electricity and Water Authority in Bahrain.
The transformers, the heaviest of which weighed 200 tonnes, arrived at the Port of Khalifa Bin Salman (KBS) in Bahrain on a Nicolas hydraulic lowbed trailer, before being placed in temporary storage. The transformers were then loaded onto a ro-ro barge and shipped to a private jetty across four trips, before being offloaded using a jack and skidding system.
Ukrainian PCN member, Farcont Project, has transported three disassembled oil rigs from China on a breakbulk vessel to the Port of Odessa, where the cargoes then travelled 830 km by truck to the job site in Poltava.
The total weight of the cargoes was 1,300 tonnes, with the heaviest parts weighing 55 tonnes and the longest measuring 27 m.