Brabo heavy lift crane loads 400 tonnes of engines in Anwerp

Two MAN Energy Solution engines were unloaded and then loaded at the MSC PSA European Terminal in Antwerp on Monday, using the Brabo heavy lift crane. The MSC PSA European Terminal is the largest container terminal in the port of Antwerp.

The engines weigh 275 tonnes each and measure 12.40 metres in length, 4.90 metres in width, and 5.70 metres in height. The Brabo is a floating derrick crane that can lift up to 800 tonnes. The operation was carried out on behalf of the Swiss Fracht Group.

Both engines were unloaded from the 105-metre-long self-propelled Libelle barge, before being loaded aboard a Maersk container ship, the Edith, which measures 399 metres in length 56 metres in width, and has a gross tonnage of 171542 tonnes.

The Edith set sail from Antwerp and has now arrived in the French port of Le Havre.

Author: Emma Dailey

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