Van der Vlist dispatches conveyor belts to Singapore
Logistics services provider, Van der Vlist, was contracted by Boskalis to move two large conveyor belts to Rotterdam. The units were loaded onto a container vessel and dispatched to Singapore.
One of the units measured 17 metres in length, 4.3 metres in width and 3 metres in height. With a weight of over 67.5 tonnes, it required Van der Vlist’s specialist equipment. The second unit was even bigger, measuring almost 27 metres in length with the same width and height as the smaller unit. However, with the increased length, this one added up to a weight of over 93 tonnes.
Van der Vlist made sure its surveillance cars were available and all the right permits were in place. The company also mapped the trip removing any obstacles that needed removing.
The journey went from Neede to the Maasvlakte in Rotterdam. With the specialized Van der Vlist equipment both transports arrived safe and well. From the Maasvlakte onward, wheels were swapped for waves, as both pieces of equipment travelled by container vessel to Singapore. There, they will be installed on a Dynamically Positioned Fallpipe Vessel (DPFV), a ship that deposits stones underwater at a desired location by means of a fallpipe, to convey stones and bricks to the right place.
“We experience the collaboration with Van der Vlist as very pleasant! Our home carrier when it comes to heavy material/equipment. They are always ready, and the men just know what to do. Always gives a secure feeling when Van der Vlist carries out assignments,” Lars Mica, Mobilisation Coordinator at Boskalis.