August 26 - Rickmers-Linie has again been chosen by Kirow for the transportation of railway cranes from Hamburg to Xingang.
The shipment contained six KRC 2880-type cranes, with 20 more units of the type KRC 1680 set to follow in 2015.
Kirow has been a long-term supplier of the Chinese railways. The company has already delivered a number of railway cranes for the ever expanding railway network in China. The cranes are used in various railway administrations throughout the country.
Kuehne + Nagel in Leipzig and Hamburg was responsible for the freight forwarding and actual booking of the shipment for the six cranes. The cranes were transported overland by barge and road transport to the Wallmann Terminal in the Port of Hamburg.
The ocean leg from Hamburg to China is being performed by the Rickmers Singapore that will arrive in the port of Xingang in late October.
The 2002-built Super Flex heavy-lift vessel can lift up to 640 tonnes and is one of nine identical sister vessels in the Round-the-World Pearl String service of Rickmers-Linie. This service rotates eastbound, linking Europe, Southeast Asia, the Far East, North America and again Europe.