Machines on flatracks from Antwerp to Moerdijk
Logistics services provider Van der Vlist recently provided a full-service package for the Chinese multinational heavy equipment manufacturing company Sany. The company completed the transport of 23 flatracks and two 20ft containers for Sany at two locations in Antwerp.
The units were then shipped on a 135-meter-long barge to the Van der Vlist Moerdijk terminal. Directly after arrival, unloading and lifting commenced with Van dee Vlist’s own port crane. Thereafter, the Van der Vlist team took care of further unlashing and unloading of the machines from the flatracks.
After unloading, the machines, each weighing 20–40 tons, were transported to their parking spots. The highest priority machines went directly into Van der Vlist’s workshop for the PDI process. Meanwhile, the empty flatracks were stacked unto each other to be returned to the empty container depots.
The Van der Vlist team took care of all the aspects of this project: the loading, shipping, lifting, unloading of the flatracks, unlashing, unloading of the machines, storage, PDI and returning the empty flatracks.