“Short transit times were most important to our customer Sennebogen”, says Jürgen Wittmann. “Due to the weight and size of the single crane components, the pre-carriage from the manufacturing premises in Straubing to the port of loading could only be conducted via inland waterway vessel – an option that is generally considered to be slower than road transport”, adds Jürgen Wittmann. In order to meet the tight time schedule of our customer, the project logistics specialists of Karl Gross came up with something special.

We used an inland waterway vessel on the Danube as far as Constanta.

“Instead of shipping the cargo via the port of Antwerp using a break bulk carrier in liner service, we worked out a way to cover a good part of the total transport route by inland waterway vessel”, Jürgen Wittmann says. “We used the river Danube all the way down to Constanta seaport in the East of Romania. There, we had arranged for transloading the cargo onto a charter vessel for further transport to Izmir.”

In Constanta the loading crane was trans-loaded onto a fully chartered break bulk vessel.


We monitored the transloading on-site in Constanta.

23rd of May 2018

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