Sealogis Freight Forwarding Belgium, in close cooperation with our fellow WCA Projects member World Air Logistics Co. Ltd Thailand was nominated to move/ship two HEAVY LIFT TECHNICAL RAIL LOCOMOTIVES from deep in France (600 KM from port of Antwerp) to Laem Chabang, Thailand.
The pad from take-off to a successful shipment was full of complex obstacles subject to engineered solutions.
The technical locomotives of high value had following dimensions:
UCI UNIT: LENGTH 23.46 METER, WIDTH 2.88 METER, AND HEIGHT 4.173 METER - 70.50 METRIC TONS
UMI UNIT: LENGTH 18.746, METER WIDTH 2.978, METER, AND HEIGHT 4.075 METER – 46 METRIC TONS
The very first challenge was to move these rail cars to the port of Antwerp. It was a race against time to obtain road permits from each French area subject to design of the trajectory, bridge, and railroad calculations. Under some bridges only a free space of 5CM was available. For the biggest UCI unit, we need to obtain permits for an entire highway to be blocked/prohibited for traffic.
Also, the ocean freight solution needed design and seeking solutions due to the extreme height of 4.173M. The ocean carrier needed to ship a unique MAFI lowbed trailer to Antwerp specifically fitting the vessel exclusively for this mission. The angle whilst rolling the trailer on board could potentially be a problem.
The entire mission was accomplished successfully thanks to months of preparation, meetings with all parties involved, on-site visits and of course inspiration by our expertise and experience with heavy lift and out of gauge cargo.
Sealogis Freight Forwarding Belgium, located in Antwerp, Europe’s number 1 break bulk port, is part of the Sealogis group with 28 offices over Europe.
Our company has many verticals (vertical expertise) on board of which PROJECT AND HEAVY LIFT CARGO has a prominent position.
Our expert teams our active in following industries:
- Oil and gas
- Renewable energy
- Rail equipment
- Construction material
- Rolling material
We are looking forward to meeting our fellow WCA Project members in Antwerp during the next WCAP conference! Sealogis Freight Forwarder is proud sponsor and organizer of the Tour Event!