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According to Röhlig-Grindrod, abnormally sized loads had to be transported to the Mozambique jobsite where neither roads nor harbours permit the handling of heavy lift cargo.

The company developed a unique approach to ship the goods. From Richards Bay and Durban, South Africa, cargo was transported by vessel to the coast of Mozambique. Röhlig-Grindrod then discharged the heavy cargo onto barges that were landed on a nearby beach. The machinery was then loaded onto seven-axle trailers and carried to the jobsite 6 km inland.

Since the project began in December 2010 Röhlig-Grindrod has arranged at total of 20 shipments and has moved in excess of 100,000 tons (90,718 tonnes) of cargo into Mozambique.

The heaviest items shifted were 15, 107-ton (97-tonne) pontoons measuring 48 m in length, 5.4 m wide and 3.8 m high.

Röhlig-Grindrod is a joint venture between German logistics service provider Röhlig and its South African partner Grindrod.