Abu Dhabi Free Port welcomes biggest heavy lift cargo ever
Five heavy lift pieces of infrastructure equipment were unloaded for Abu Dhabi Oil Refining Company (Takreer) for the new carbon black and delayed coker plant which is being built at the chemical refining complex in Ruwais, Abu Dhabi.
The infrastructure equipment has arrived recently on a heavy project cargo carrier from Ulsan, Korea. The heavy lift carrier occupied three berths at the Freeport. The MV Dongbang Giant No.1 FIVE PIECES OF CARGO ARRIVE WITH A FREIGHT TONNAGE OF 29,492
Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC) has welcomed the largest and longest heavy lift cargo load it has ever handled in the Free Port, next to Zayed Port in Abu Dhabi.
The infrastructure equipment has arrived recently on a heavy project cargo carrier from Ulsan, Korea. The heavy lift carrier occupied three berths at the Freeport. The MV Dongbang Giant No.1 carried five different pieces of infrastructure which had an overall combined weight of 3,367 metric tonnes, and 29,492 cubic meters in volume (freight tonnage).
The heavy lift pieces which varied in weight between 140 and 1531 metric tonnes were unloaded onto the quayside by roll off operation with SPMT trailers up to 76 axles.
The pieces will be stored in the Free Port for ten days before being reloaded onto a barge to travel down the coast of Abu Dhabi to Ruwais. The shipment has involved very close liaison between the ADPC operations team and their customer Takreer to ensure smooth transshipment and appropriate arrangements for such an extreme cargo.
ADPC manages and operates the Free Port which is close to the main Zayed Port in the city. The Free Port has the space to handle such cargo, there is easy access and the quayside is reinforced to carry a weight of 4 metric tonnes per square meter.
|Cargo||Five separate pieces|
|Weight||3,367 metric tonnes|
|Volume||29,492 cubic meters|
|Size||Heavy lift carrier vessel needed three berths at the Free Port|
|The Freeport||Quayside can carry a weight of four metric tonnes per m2|