OOG cargo travels north across Germany beating permits and low water level obstacles
Germany seems to be facing two major obstacles currently when it comes to OOG cargo transport, one being the permitting process and the other being low water levels. Having to transport two units, weighing 97 tons each, Alexander Global Logistics had a task on its hands.
The main talking point recently in Germany has been the permits to transport abnormal loads on the road, or the complexity of the process. This project, in which Alexander Global Logistics was tasked to transport two slag carriers from southern Germany, all the way north to the Port of Hamburg, was no exception. It took the company eight weeks to obtain the transport permit it needed.
Each of the carriers measured 14.13 metres in length, 5.50 metres in width, and 4.50 metres in height.
OOG cargo transport process
Alexander Global Logistics’ initial steps involved meticulous technical pre-planning, where the most optimal vehicle configuration was determined to ensure a safe and efficient transport operation. Only after that, the company undertook the complex process of applying for and securing the necessary transport permits.
Precise scheduling was of the essence given the skills required during the loading and unloading stages of the project. The schedule was coordinated in such a way as to align with the customer’s requirements. Two mobile cranes were deployed at the customer’s site to handle the loading of the two units.
Once loaded, the company embarked on the road transport phase to deliver the cargo to the nearest inland port. Here, the carriers were transferred onto an inland vessel, a process facilitated by a specialised crawler crane.
Navigating the intricate inland waterways, the carriers were transported to the port of Hamburg. Upon arrival at the Port of Hamburg, Alexander Global Logistics unloaded the carriers and ensured their secure interim storage.