Delivering six large RTG cranes from Japan to Turkey

Cargo description: Six rubber-tyred gantry cranes, each weighing 135 metric-tonnes and measuring 28.9 x 11.3 x 26.6 metres
POL: Saiki, Japan
POD: Gebze and Gemlik, Turkey
Vessel name: HHL Kobe
Vessel type: P2-800
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Challenges

  • Sensitivity of cargo required motion response analysis
  • Ship’s deck needed to be extended to ensure sufficient space between the units
  • High number of RTGs to be transported on a P2 vessel
  • Strong cooperation between the crews and stevedores was necessary to execute the project in narrow time frame
  • Large size of cargo meant that a 3D model assimilation had to be created before the voyage to check clearance