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Double lift required for 170 tonnes

Posted on 05/03/2013

Kwantung heavylift

On Sunday the 3rd of March Swire Shipping vessel "Kwantung" came alongside in Nelson, on a one off call to discharge a special piece of cargo. Onboard from Hyundai Heavy Industries in Korea was a transformer for the Marsden Valley substation in Nelson. Weighing in at 170 tonnes, the transformer required a double lift, with two of Port Nelson’s three Liebherr cranes working in tandem to discharge the unit.  Over-dimensional transport specialists Tranzcarr Heavy Haulage were tasked with moving the transformer from wharf to destination, utilising one of their multi axled low loader road units.

Kwantung heavylift