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NYK RORO loads huge industrial project cargo ex Germany to US West Coast

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.