Breakbulk, heavy-lift and project cargo company Pacific Ocean Group commissioned maritime heavy lift company Jumbo to transport 16 ultra-heavy petrochemical columns and accompanying general cargo from Mailiao, Taiwan, to Point Comfort, Texas, USA, travelling via the Panama canal. The work was for end client Formosa Heavy Industries.

Jumbo 1

Jumbo 1

In total, the load weighed 6695 tonnes. It comprised three ultra-heavy columns, one 105-metre-long wash tower of 1720 t, and two ethylene oxide reactors weighing 1147 t each.

JUMBO

To transport the load, Jumbo used its Fairmaster heavy load carrier vessel. It is a K-class vessel, fitted with two 1,500 t cranes with a combined lifting capacity of 3,000 t. Jumbo says it is the biggest heavy-lift vessel in its class, and that the cranes give a larger outreach than vessels with less lifting capacity.

A video of the job can be seen at: www.youtube.com/watch?v=-T9NRKWlz_4&feature=youtu.be

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