Tschudi Arrange Delivery of Hising Bridge Elements - Video – Heavy Lift News
30 Dec 2019

Tschudi Arrange Delivery of Hising Bridge Elements – Video

The Tschudi team was responsible for the setup of the entire logistics concerning the transport of 42 huge bridge elements from Bilbao, Spain to Port of Gothenburg, Sweden. The elements are part of the Hising Bridge being built in Gotenburg. Preparations for the logistics commenced in 2015, turning an extremely complex operation into a smooth transport. The planning was carried out by Tschudi Logistics Denmark in collaboration with their Swedish office.

Tschudi Logistics is mainly involved in logistics solutions for transports of oversized and heavy cargo, and the Hising Bridge was no exception. When built, the bridge will have a total length of 350 m – consisting of 42 single bridge elements.

The transport was divided in two separate shipments. The elements were loaded on to the vessel MV Symphony Sun in Port of Bilbao, Spain  for the voyage lasting five days. Discharge of the bridge elements commenced upon arrival and were performed using the vessel’s two cranes. Tschudi Logistics Sweden, located in central Gothenburg, were present during the process of discharge.

Tschudi Logistics Denmark has been responsible for the setup of the logistics . The planning has been going on for years and every detail has been fully prepared including:

  • finding and chartering the most suitable vessel for the job
  • designing the transport scope
  • loading and discharge of the oversized elements
  • lashing and securing of cargo for a safe journey on open waters.

Thomas Vestergaard, CCO at Tschudi Logistics Group, says: “Projects like the Hising Bridge is our core competency. We started our preparations as early as 2015 and it is a delight to see how all of our hard work is coming together in a smooth operation. To ensure optimal handling of cargo, we were present on site, both in Bilbao for loading and here in Gothenburg for discharge.”

The construction and engineering of the bridge is being undertaken by COWI.

Video of the Dischage Operation

Source Tschudi Logistics

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