February 25 - R&B Global Projects has handled the shipment of a Terex CC 8000-1 lattice boom crawler crane from the port of Ilyichevsk in Ukraine to Thailand's Laem Chabang port.

The Terex crawler was dismantled into 140 units and had a total volume of 4,200 cu m, with the largest module weighing over 50 tonnes.

R&B chartered a heavy lift vessel large enough to hold all of the cargo and special attention had to be given to its stowage and lashing due to the limited opportunity to stack the crane parts.

Loading and lashing of the crane onto the vessel in Ukraine took less than three days to complete despite foggy weather.