October 22 - Zagreb-based Zagrebtrans has relocated a 725 tonne crane at the container terminal of Port Rijeka, Croatia to its final quayside location.
The move required the crane to be loaded on two 18-axle Scheuerle trailers using Lukas hydraulic equipment, later used for placement of the crane in its final position.
To allow the movement of the trailers, it was necessary for 3 Maj Shipbuilding Industry engineers to construct two horizontal rails weighing some 100 tonnes. Four Man trucks hauled the trailers.
Because of the uneven terrain on some parts of the move, a temporary road was laid with steel plates in order to allow passage of the two trailers, which were 18 metres apart.