Question: When is a Car Carrier not a Car Carrier?
Answer: When it is a Breakbulk Heavy Lift Vessel
Photographs - Wallenius Wilhelmsen Ocean (WW Ocean)
Date 8 November 2018
The misconception that RoRo ocean transport is just for cars is outdated. The proof of this is the shipping of a 275t rotor from Yokohama to Zeebrugge on board the Wallenius Wilhelmsen Ocean MarkV RoRo Vessel 'Parsifal'.
With the blocks and beams method used to load the rotor onto the vessel, detailed calculation by the WW Ocean Breakbulk project team was required to determine how to safely secure a round rotor with no natural lashing points. Having been successfully loaded, the rotor is now on its way to a power plant in Europe, with the first leg of its journey – to the port of Zeebrugge in Belgium – expected to take 40 days.
“Over the years, our commercial and operational team in Japan has built up a good knowledge, together with the stevedores in Yokohama,” said Per Wallmark, Breakbulk Project Manager, Asia at Wallenius Wilhelmsen Ocean. “After extensive pre-planning by the breakbulk project team, everything went like clockwork. Our saying of the day was: ‘Loaded with pride in Japan’.”
The saying of the day was: 'Loaded with pride in Japan'.
The 'Parsifal' Their Giant of the Seas
source and Photographs - Wallenius Wilhelmsen Ocean (WWO)