If it doesn’t fit through a gate, lift it over
Moving dumper units across the land is a specific challenge due to the width of such cargo, something F.H. Bertling Logistics has had to deal with in its recent project. The company has had to move a total of six such units from Istanbul to Khormala, Kurdistan.
In total, F.H. Bertling Logistics will move about 65,000 freight tons of cargo from China, Vietnam and Europe to Kurdistan. The cargo will include HRSG modules, turbines, generators and transformers. The first lot included six diverter dumpers, weighing 30 tons, and measuring 8 metres by seven metres by 3.5 metres, each.
The units were unloaded at Sanko Port of Iskenderun, and headed on their way to the site in Khormala, which is some 950 kilometres away. The journey was completed over the previous weekend.
The mentioned width of the units was a challenge for the logistics company due to the fact that the gate of at the Turkey-Kurdistan border was not wide enough for the units to pass through. Therefore, the solution was to lift the dumper units over the gate from one side to the other by using a special crane.