May 20 - JSC Sea Port of Saint-Petersburg (SP SPb) has handled a consignment of out-of-gauge oil and gas equipment, with a total weight of 1,672 tonnes, which arrived from Canada on board Hansa Heavy Lift's HHL Tokyo.

SP SPb and logistics company Universal Forwarder developed special techniques in order to handle the out-of-gauge cargoes at the Russian seaport. Two Liebherr cranes were used in tandem to lift seven columns, ranging in weight from 43 to 90 tonnes, and length from 29 to 43 m.

SP SPb explained that the handling of project and out-of-gauge cargoes is one of the primary sectors of its business, and that it has at its disposal equipment suitable for handling cargo units with a total weight of up to 300 tonnes.

In addition, the seaport boasts modern railway infrastructure for rail transport of all types and storage areas for large oversize shipments.