Freja hauls Danish railway machinery to Finland and Sweden
Freja Transport & Logistics recently handled two project transports involving railway machines that were moved from Denmark to Finland and Sweden, respectively, for refurbishment.
The first locomotive, which was over 40 metres long and 4 metres high, was transported from Denmark to Finland for refurbishment and afterwards, returned to Denmark. The second part of the project involved the transport of a similar machine was made from Denmark to Sweden and back again.
Commenting on the two deliveries, project director at Freja, Tom Lunabba, said, “The railway yard was a challenging environment due to its tightness with very little space and all operations had to take place at night as the yard is full during the day. The skill of the experienced driver was put to the test in the cramped yard with two cranes also needing to fit in for the loading and unloading (after refurbishment). For the transport, a wooden platform had to be built to safely secure the rail tracks as a bed for the machine.”
The first special transport from Denmark to Finland was transported along the Öresund Bridge to Sweden, then to Finland by sea freight and onto the workshop in Central Finland by road before the return journey.
Tom continues; “It is relatively easy to handle special transport in Finland – the traffic controllers are competent and the bridges are high and in good condition. Permit processes with the authorities are also smooth if road signs or power lines need to be raised. Fortunately, for this transport of around 4 metres high, this was not necessary. However, in Sweden, the situation is less simple for special transport – bridges are generally lower than in Finland and permit processes can take longer.”