First Gold Coast Rail shipment arrives in Brisbane on a RoRo vessel
There is a certain cool factor every time an oversized cargo is transported on a vessel. It often includes serious engineering, heavy lifting and precise stowage plans. Being high on the list is also seeing a train roll on and off a vessel. That is exactly what happened when Wallenius Wilhelmsen’s RoRo vessel Titus EF232 arrived in Brisbane, Australia.
Space on the vessel was booked by the project logistics specialist deugro, and included a 43-metre long rail train. The vessel moved the train from Bremerhaven in Germany all the way to Brisbane.
The Gold Coast Light Rail is a public transport system for residents and visitors to the Gold Coast.
RoRo operators pushing for more rail-related cargo
Wallenius Wilhelmsen noted that RoRo vessels are up there with the most efficient and safest ways to transport rail products.
It has been proven over the last couple of years especially that the regular schedules, and less congestion on RoRo terminals, enabled on-time delivery to meet rail project deadlines and support shipments for the duration of a project.
Furthermore, the design of the RoRo vessels is suited to transport tall, long, and heavy rail products such as locomotives. Additionally, Wallenius Wilhelmsen noted that an extensive pool of specialised handling equipment for rail including tracked roll trailers and multi-purpose bogies, minimise the risk of damage to rail products.
What’s more, many terminals already feature rail access for direct commission.