Heavy lift cargo at Wallmann & Co. terminalOn 25 April, two out-of-gauge tanks manufactured by Chart Ferox were loaded by Wallmann & Co., the long-established Hamburg company specializing in handling heavy lift cargoes. With a length of almost 50 metres and a width of more than 6 metres, following brief preparation for loading, these were heaved one after the other into the cargo hatch of the motor coaster MOANA. Two Liebherr LHM 600 cranes were used for the tandem loading process.
This commenced with the positioning of the first tank on the port side of the loading hatch. The second tank was then precisely placed to starboard alongside the first. Loading, stowing and securing these gigantic tanks, each measuring 49.2 x 6.0 x 6.2 metres and weighing 234 tons, required precise maneuvering to the last centimetre. The loading process took almost an hour and a half.
The two tanks had previously been delivered by inland waterway vessel from the Děčín plant in the Czech Republic by Prague-based Godtrans. They were then stored temporarily by Wallmann & Co., prior to onward shipment by seagoing vessel. A total of ten sheds and extensive outdoor spaces are available for storage of project cargo until shipment or delivery. After being loaded, the two tanks continued their journey to Kokkola in Finland. They will be used there for storing oxygen and nitrogen at Kokkola Industrial Park, which entered service this year.