Upon arrival in Rotterdam, the tanks are lifted from the barge onto the pier for interim storage, by two mobile port cranes in tandem, according to pre-defined handling instructions.
To optimise handling procedures, it is crucially important that the units feature a suitable transport packaging or supporting structure for stability and weight distribution, as well as a means of securing the cargo. Even though project cargo rarely requires packaging in the classic sense, like cases, crates or pallets, giving the matter some thought prior to sending the cargo on its way is beneficial to a smooth and flawless transport.
In this case, a wooden cradle was used, which was attached directly to the cargo. A great advantage because the cradle just went along with the cargo at every step, facilitating handling from one place or vehicle to the next.