September 1 - AAL has transported six rubber-tyred gantry cranes (RTG), weighing up to 190 tonnes each, from Lazaro Cardenas on the Mexican west coast to Veracruz on its east coast.
The six RTG cranes will be utilised at the Hutchison Ports ICAVE, a specialised container terminal at Veracruz. Each unit measured 28 m in height, 26 m in length and 13 m in width.
The cranes were transported on board AAL's 31,000 dwt A-class multipurpose vessel, AAL Brisbane.
Nicola Pacifico, head of transport engineering at AAL, explained: "Given the challenges of size and weight, our large A-class was the perfect choice for our customer.
"During planning, we undertook highly detailed modelling and extensive engineering calculations to ensure that ship and team were fully prepared and equipped to perform safely and accurately."