July 30 - SNS International Transport is coordinating the transport of a 366-tonne Gottwald crane from Turkey to Somalia.

The crane measured 17 m long and had a tower section measuring 36 m high. Also included in the shipment were hundreds of tonnes of steel rebars, a number of trucks and trailers, container stackers, excavators and forklifts.

The construction equipment was loaded onto a barge at the port of Trabzon that travelled to the port of Derince, where concrete plant assemblies and plastic pipes were added to the consignment.

When the barge arrives at the Port of Mogadishu at the end of July, the cargoes will be delivered to a Turkish company for a port expansion project, says SNS International.