Breaking RoRo records in Barcelona
Japanese transportation company Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (K Line) has moved the boundaries of its RoRo vessels by loading a 120-ton piece onboard the Polaris Highway. The operation was completed by Bergé Logistics, K Line’s Spanish representative at the Port of Barcelona recently.
In a brief statement Bergé Logistics informed that this is a milestone loading for K Line Car Carrier as it was the heaviest part ever loaded onto one of its RoRo vessels since it was established in 1970. Bergé, as the agent, made sure that the part was handled and loaded correctly.
K Line Car Carrier vessels are particularly high capacity, with a beam of 37.5 metres, stern doors that are 12 metres wide and 5.80 metres high for loading cargo and a ramp length of 44 metres and 150 tonnes. These new vessels make loading and discharge of heavy and oversized elements much easier, while also streamlining operations and increasing safety because wheeled platforms are used to handle the cargo, Bergé said, highlighting the advantages for the use of RoRo vessels for project cargo.
It was further added that this service runs every two weeks from Barcelona, covering the ports of Bremerhaven, Zeebrugge and Southampton, bound for the east coast of the USA and Mexico.