The photos show which materials are involved. It involves 290 so-called pre-stressed girders totaling 1783 tons and 52 edge beams totaling 343 tons. The photos also show the ball head anchors, specially designed by BAM for this load.
Oiled logistics operation
These materials came from supplier Spanbeton in Koudekerk aan den IJssel and VPS collected the materials there and delivered them to the Rotterdam Rhenus Maasvlakte. A total of 70 trucks were used for this in 6 days. The cargo was booked on board M v Hollandia ex Rhenus Maasvlakte via the shipping company Nirint Shipping. The departure was on February 19 and the scheduled arrival in Willemstad, Curacao is March 4.
Very sensitive and fragile
This cargo is very sensitive and fragile and required certain ways of handling. Such as lifting and stowing and securing. All these challenges were discussed by VPS with all relevant parties. All partners knew exactly how to handle this precarious cargo. VPS applied dunnage and pinewood, especially crucial in connection with the fragility of the girders and edge beams. The beams used were 7 x 275 meters and 3 m3 of planks were used to secure the cargo.