At the end of March, all preparations were completed for the massive assignment. Staff have been trained for eg. the precision of driving required to move extremely long parts—that can weigh up to 90 tonnes—all while maintaining safety. It requires two specially equipped reach-stackers that together move heavy and bulky loads to the storage areas. Three of the six involved reach-stackers have for this purpose been equipped with hooks instead of the usual container bar. In order to not steal capacity from the container terminal, second-hand equipment has been acquired.
“Since it is about short driving distances, and a low-intensity operation, it works well with second-hand equipment that have been carefully inspected and serviced,” says terminal manager Jörgen Flank.