WWL ALS, based in Moerdijk, Netherlands, helped transport a Siemens gearbox from Egypt to Germany for Wilhelmsen Ship Services (WSS) in Egypt.
The 105 tonne gearbox needed to be shipped from Alexandria in Egypt to the Siemens factory in Voerden, Germany for repairs. It was used in a cement factory and was 5.5 metres long, 4 m wide and 3.5 m high.
The gearbox was loaded onto a vessel in Egypt in a tandem lift. Once in Germany a heavy lift crane was used to reload the cargo onto a 10 axle semi-low bed trailer for an overnight transport to its final destination.
Vessel loading at the load port was co-ordinated and attended by a WWL Group agent. Port trans-shipment onto the trailer was attended by a member of staff from WWL ALS Moerdijk.
A spokesperson from WSS Egypt said, “We asked WWL ALS for a quotation for the Seafreight and trucking to the final destination and we received a swift reply with a competitive offer. Our customer was facing a very big problem with his cargo being stored at the Port of Alexandria. They were paying storage fees on a daily basis which meant that we had to quickly find an alternative vessel to load this cargo to get it to the Siemens factory.
“WWL ALS provided us with a modern and geared vessel and called at Alexandria Port within the agreed timeframe. WWL ALS also provided us with updates on a daily basis whilst supervising the cargo to its final destination.”