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Heavy load record at Moerdijk

Van der Vlist recently arranged the transportation and transshipment of two big units, 1 regenerator with dimensions 29,1 x 8,24 x 8,30 mtr weight 410 tons and 1 reactor stripper with dimensions 32 x 7,50 x 7,00 mtr weight 275 ton.

The special barge transport was arranged by Van der Vlist from Deggendorf, Germany to their Moerdijk Seaport . The barge ms Stark is specializes in project cargoes and heavy loads having its own ballast tanks enabling it to sink with 2,40 mtr on the river below water level. This was needed to cross the several bridges on its way on the Danube river with a max depth of 2,60 mtr and max height under the bridge of 6 mtr.

In Moerdijk both pieces were transshipped on mv Happy Dynamic using the vessels gear with the assistance of Van der Vlist staff for hooking on/off .

The Mv Happy Dynamic then sailed to St Petersburg from where the items have been moved onwards on pontoon with the final destination of Kazakhstan.

For more information on the Van der Vlist Terminal at Moerdijk or any other Van der Vlist operations, please call +31 168 356535 or email

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