Höegh Autoliners transports ship propellers for Martin Bencher

Höegh Autoliners transports ship propellers for Martin Bencher

Photo source: Höegh Autoliners

Oslo-based RoRo transportation and logistics services giant Höegh Autoliners carried out the transport of two large ship propellers from Kobe, Japan, to Amsterdam in the Netherlands. 

The company was hired to carry out the delivery for the freight forwarder Martin Bencher.

Höegh Autoliners noted in its statement that the 33 metric tonne propellers encompass an outer diameter of 6.9 metres. They are considerably wider than the 2.6 metre-wide rolltrailer the are transported on.

Einar Bassøe, head of Global Cargo Planning Operations says, “When placing cargo on a rolltrailer, it is essential to calculate the stress and weight distribution. This to ensure safe equipment handling and proper cargo securing.”

He added that it is also vital to find the appropriate lashing-method for the cargo based on its shape, dimensions and weight.

“After careful calculations, a stuffing and lashing plan was prepared and presented to the involved parties. Following the plan, the propellers were rolled on board Höegh Sydney, ready for its ocean journey to Europe,” Bassøe said.

Höegh Autoliners relying on RoRo vessels for breakbulk services

The Oslo-based company notes that using RoRo vessels to transport large breakbulk units, is that it is safer and less costly than other shipping methods.

“With the use of rolltrailer equipment, we reduce the risk of damage to the cargo as no high lifting is involved,” the company said in its statement.

Stowing cargo underdeck in ventilated cargo holds, keeps it safely away from elements such as seawater and humidity, requiring less costly packing solutions.

Author: Adnan Bajic

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