C.H. Robinson moves LNG tanks to Mexico

PRESS RELEASE – C.H. Robinson Project Logistics recently arranged the transport of three LNG storage tanks, which each weighed in at 107.5 tonnes each and measured 28 x 4.8 x 4.8 metres. They were shipped from China to the Port of Pichilinque in Mexico on board of a vessel of BBC Chartering. 

The tanks travelled to the port in Zhangjiagang in China and were loaded onto the tween deck of the vessel’s cargo hold using the ship’s cranes and supported by wooden planks and rubber dunnage. Each tank was secured by chains and welding stoppers wedged in place to prevent any movement during the sea voyage.

After a 40-day journey across the ocean, the tanks arrived at the Port of Pichilinque in Mexico and were discharged using the ship’s gear and loaded onto a 16-axle transport configuration for repositioning and offloading at the port’s storage facility. The final destination for the large tanks is currently undergoing civil work but once complete, C.H. Robinson will also help transport the three tanks to the location.

The freight forwarder did not mention the name of its client, but the tanks are likely destined for a new LNG terminal which is currently being built in Pichilinque.

Author: Tobias Pieffers

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