Project cargo activity picks up at c-Port Küstenkanal
Port handling activity is back in full swing at the c-Port Küstenkanal terminal after flooding disrupted activity at the start of the year. The container, project cargo and bulk logistics terminal was temporarily inaccessible for inland waterway vessels, meaning there were delays to the planned ship calls.
Among the first operations was unloading 900 tons of animal feed for Broring Unternehmensgruppe from the MV Gabi. The operation was soon followed by the handling of two shunt reactors for the Garrel substation. The project cargo units weighed 110 tons each.
The two shunt reactors were manufactured by Royal SMIT Transformers in Nijmegen (Netherlands). They reached the c-port Küstenkanal onboard the MS Smooky barge. Once at the terminal, the two heavyweights were handled by a crane tandem of Ulferts.
The shunt reactors, which are used in the operation of power supply systems to increase grid efficiency, among other things, will each travel the rest of the journey to Garrel on a 10-axle lifting vessel bridge. The logistics project was organized by Viktor Baumann GmbH & Co.KG, while Rhenus c-Port Betreibergesellschaft and Rhenus Midgard Ems were responsible for inland waterway transportation and port handling.
The latest project cargo operation included six pressure vessels, each almost 27 meters long and weighing 53 tons each.
After delivery by heavy-duty truck by Gertzen Krane & Transporte, the pressure vessels were first stored temporarily at c-Port Küstenkanal terminal before being loaded onto three barges one after the other by crane tandem.