Militzer & Münch China transported components of gas turbines for a power station from Antwerp in Belgium to Pingshan in China. The three 130-ton units were shipped, among others, by container vessel and articulated truck. The transport was executed by a team of Militzer & Münch Beijing in March and April.
During the project, there were several hurdles to be taken. First of all, for the loading and unloading of the container vessel, a floating crane had to be used with a capacity of up to several thousand tons. Once loaded, the parts were shipped to China. Owing to their weight and measurements, such components are normally transported via heavy-lift ship.
But due to their long years of experience and good contacts, the Chinese Militzer & Münch team succeeded in getting the cargo transported via container vessel. The transit time is only 35 days and thus much shorter than via heavy-lift ship. Port of discharge was Chiwan in Guangdong Province.
The transport team had to cover the remaining 200 kilometers to Pingshan in Guangdong Province by road. The Militzer & Münch employees obtained the necessary special permits and escort vehicles for the eight to ten-axle articulated trucks and trailers.
It was the first transport the new Militzer & Münch China projects team did for one of the biggest power corporations in China. “The project showed us that we have a very competent team here in Beijing”, says Glenn Bai, Managing Director Militzer & Münch China. “We look forward to further exciting projects of this kind.”
Specialization Militzer & Münch China
- Individual solutions incl. consultancy on customs clearance and road permit requirements in China
- Contacts to break-bulk carriers and port authorities
- Execution of out-of-gauge and heavy-lift cargo shipments
- Domestic road & barge transports
- Special equipment