March 9 - Project Cargo Network (PCN) members have been busy transporting oversized cargo across the world.
German member, PrimoCargo, has transported five large-bore diesel engines, with a total weight of 1,500 tonnes, from Heilbronn, Germany by river barge via the Rhine and the Ijsselmeer in the Netherlands to Papenburg, Germany.
The engines had a single unit weight of 242 tonnes and dimensions of 11.55 m x 4.85 m x 5.85 m.
UK member, Clarkson Port Services, has handled the transport of an empty umbilical reel after its demobilisation from an offshore installation vessel.
The cargo, which was being used to transport and lay umbilical cable at the Corrib Oil Field off the west coast of Ireland, was discharged from the installation vessel and transported to a nearby berth where it was reloaded on to a coaster for onward shipping.
Meanwhile, Afghan PCN member, Msharib Shipping & Logistics (MSL) has transported a Kalmar reachstacker, weighing 85 tonnes, and four other units of equipment from Karachi Port to Sadiqabad, Pakistan.
The reachstacker, which measured 55 ft x 15 ft x 16 ft (16.76 m x 4.57 m x 4.87 m), and the four units were transported 700 km by road.
Hacklin Logistics, a PCN member in Finland, is handling the shipping of a reactor from Shanghai, China to southeast Finland.
The cargo, which measures 29.52 m x 3.94 m x 4.15 m and weighs 50.5 tonnes, was loaded in Shanghai onto CMA CGM's Benjamin Franklin and will be transloaded in Hamburg, Germany before delivery to Finland.
Indian PCN member, Vangard Logistics, has transported a kiln shell, which weighed 77.2 tonnes, and pump truck, which weighed 16 tonnes and measured 2.50 m x 2.50 m x 3.90 m.