Mammoet completes phase one of terminal expansion in Veracruz, Mexico
Mammoet crews in Veracruz, Mexico recently relocated several shipping container cranes for client Hutchison Ports ICAVE as part of a planned port expansion. For phase one of the project, Mammoet transported three Ship-to-Shore (STS) cranes and 18 Rubber-Tired Gantry cranes (RTGs). The heaviest STS crane, weighing 1,365-ton, was loaded onto two trains of 28 axle-lines of SPMT, rolled on to a waiting barge and sailed a total of four miles from the old port location to the new location where the expansion is taking place. Eight of the RTGs were moved in the same way, with the heaviest RTG weighing in at 197 tons. Once at the new location, the cranes were offloaded and ready for use. The remaining STS cranes and RTG cranes will be transported in December.