January 11 - The Port of Wilmington, Delaware has handled 18 oversized brewery tanks weighing 243 tonnes for the Victoria Brewing Company. The tanks will be used at its new brewing facility in Parkesburg, Pennsylvania.
"We are pleased to provide logistical support and facilitate the expansion of Victory Brewing Company, a company that creates many regional jobs", said Gene Bailey, Diamond State Port Corp. executive director.
Triple R. Transportation coordinated the project on behalf of Victoria Brewing Company. The equipment was manufactured in Germany and shipped from Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
On arrival in Wilmington the tanks - each measuring between 14 m and 18 m - were unloaded using the port's new 91 tonne mobile loader harbour crane by Delaware River Stevedores. Each tank was loaded directly on to heavy duty, low-boy trailers for delivery to the new Parkesburg facility.