Earlier this month NYK RORO loaded one of their biggest ever industrial project cargoes from Bremerhaven, Germany to Port Hueneme, California for the Liebherr Group.

With weekly sailings ex Europe and a sharp transit time, NYK's new Round the World service to Port Hueneme, Long Beach and Tacoma was able to provide the perfect service & frequency. 

“Normally every industrial project includes one difficult piece but the Liebherr Harbour Crane, with impressive dimensions of 30 metres long and nearly 5 metres high, stretched the limits to the maximum'' says Matthias Auch, Project Co-Ordinator / NYK Line Hamburg.

To overcome the given obstacles NYK nominated the PCTC vessel MV Cassiopeia Leader due to her significant ramp strength (150 tonnes) and impressive deck height (6.30 metres).

The majority of the crane was suitably placed on roll trailers, except for the heart of the crane (measuring 20m long by 6.15m wide) where NYK  joined forces with Heavy Lift Specialist 'Mammoet Germany'. Several technical meetings also took place in the Liebherr Factory in Rostock to evaluate the right equipment to use. In close co-operation a logistic set up could be developed to safely handle this impressive cargo.

 After four months of dedicated hard work, involving the worldwide NYK network and local partners in Germany such as BLG Logistics and Atlantik Hafenbetriebe Bremerhaven, this impressive harbour crane is finally on its way to the US West Coast.


For the fifth consecutive year NYK RORO will have a stand at Break Bulk Europe, where we will showcase our ability to load a variety of high and heavy cargoes, as well as project cargo.

NYK representatives from various European offices, as well as NYK Head Office in Tokyo, will be in attendance and we look forward to receiving your enquiries during the exhibition. We will be happy to meet existing, and also potential new customers during the event, so please come and join us at Stand J70 and share some sushi with us !


NYK is pleased to announce with immediate effect the expansion of its Europe to US West Coast service from 2 vessels per month to a weekly service. NYK look forward to receiving enquiries from customers for both self driveable and static cargo, which can be safely loaded by mafi trailers

The service offers vessels that are capable of transporting up to 7,500 standard cars, with the main deck and ramp engineered to handle heavy-duty cargo of up to 150 tonnes with a height of up to 6.3 metres.

NYK also provide an efficient and reliable service to their customers whilst being extremely focused towards minimising their impact on the environment . A variety of new energy efficient solutions have been introduced onboard their vessels.

Please see the trade map and port scope below.