Van der Vlist turns to RoRo for Komatsu machinery delivery to Sweden
Dutch heavy haulage and logistics service provider Van der Vlist has recently handled the delivery of heavy machinery from The Netherlands to Finland. The company shipped three Komatsu HD785-8E0’s from its home base in Groot-Ammers to Kemi, before they were sent on their way to iron ore mines Sweden.
Two out of three machines were sent on their way without dump body. These were sent later and were built onto the machines locally. Still, these machines weighed around 69 tons each. With dump body attached they weigh around 85 tons.
RoRo to Kemi
Van der Vlist turned to a RoRo vessel to deliver the units from Antwerp to Kemi. First, the three machines were shipped by pontoon from Groot-Ammers to Antwerp, thereafter they sailed to Kemi by RoRo ship.
Additionally, Nine big parts from a Komatsu PC2000-11E0 were also shipped to Kemi, with final destination Sweden. The parts were delivered by Van der Vlist trucks from Amsterdam to Antwerp. From there they were put on MAFIs to be shipped with a RoRo vessel to Kemi. These parts were also assembled at the final delivery location.
The parts included a main body, centre frame, track frame and more, adding up to a total weight of approximately 176.5 tons. Some smaller parts travelled by road directly from Amsterdam to Sweden.