August 9 - Combi Lift's heavy lift ship Palau has loaded a 540-tonne stripper, measuring 95 m long, in Masan, South Korea for delivery to Johor in Malaysia.

The shipment occurred just three months after another of the shipping line's vessels, Palabora, established a new record for loading the longest cargo in Combi Lift's history with a 73.5 m long column.

The propylene stripper will form part of Lotte Chemical Titan's expansion of its naphtha cracking centre in Malaysia. With the mechanical completion of the expansion scheduled for the second half of 2017, the facility will have ethylene production capacity of 812,000 tonnes per year up 92,000 tonnes per year from the current volume, the company said in a quarterly earnings statement in 2015

Combi Lift is a member of the Cargo Equipment Experts (CEE) network in Germany.