Abu Dhabi port handles 'biggest' heavy lift cargo
Abu Dhabi, April 13, 2014
Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC) has welcomed the largest and longest heavy lift cargo load it has ever handled in the Free Port, next to Zayed Port in Abu Dhabi.
Five heavy lift pieces of infrastructure equipment were unloaded for Abu Dhabi Oil Refining Company (Takreer) for the new carbon black and delayed coker plant which is being built at the chemical refining complex in Ruwais, Abu Dhabi.
The infrastructure equipment arrived recently on a heavy project cargo carrier from Ulsan, Korea. The carrier occupied three berths at the Freeport. The MV Dongbang Giant No.1 carried five different pieces of infrastructure which had an overall combined weight of 3,367 metric tonnes, and 29,492 cubic meters in volume (freight tonnage).
The heavy lift pieces which varied in weight between 140 and 1531 metric tonnes were unloaded onto the quayside by roll off operation with SPMT trailers up to 76 axles.
The pieces will be stored in the Free Port for 10 days before being reloaded onto a barge to travel down the coast of Abu Dhabi to Ruwais. The shipment has involved very close liaison between the ADPC operations team and their customer Takreer to ensure smooth transshipment and appropriate arrangements for such an extreme cargo.
The largest piece of the heavy lift infrastructure equipment had a weight of 1,531 tonnes, a width of 12 metres and a length of 116 metres – the longest piece that has ever been received in the Free Port, the statement said.
ADPC manages and operates the Free Port which is close to the main Zayed Port in the city. - TradeArabia News Service