TEL transports two 67-ton OOG units to Qingdao Port
Topline Express Logistics (TEL) in China have transported two 67-ton dryer drum shells and their accessories from the manufacturer’s premises in Shandong Province to Qingdao Port.
Each unit measured 24.90 metres by 4.15 metres by 4.35 metres. The biggest challenge for TEL was an under-construction flyover that the units would have to pass under on the way to the port. The clearance of the uncompleted section of the flyover was 5.3 metres high but would be reduced once completed.
The logistics department manager at TEL, Ryo Hu said, “We were not sure when the flyover would be completed when we were awarded this project so we needed to find out the schedule of the construction and move the dryer drum shells as early as possible and try to avoid the demurrage of the low-bed trucks as well.”
The company was able to find a window in the construction schedule and complete the transport without much issue.
TEL used two 90-cm high low-bed trucks and there was only 20 centimetres of clearance when the trucks passed the flyover construction section.