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Abnormal Load Transportation of Petrochemical Vessels from Antwerp to Stanlow Refinery


Potteries, a specialist in heavy haulage, recently achieved a significant milestone by successfully executing the abnormal load transport of two petrochemical vessels from Antwerp to Stanlow Refinery. Each vessel, weighing 107 metric tons, was seamlessly delivered in tandem, showcasing our commitment to precision, efficiency, and client satisfaction in heavy haulage operations.

Technical Precision:

Utilizing our state-of-the-art Goldhofer heavy-duty modules, Potteries ensured the secure transport of the 107Te vessels. The loads were expertly pulled using ballasted tractors on a drawbar configuration, resulting in a tandem delivery with a combined gross weight of 364Te.

Ballasted Tractor pulling Modular Trailer on a drawbar

Proactive Planning and Execution:

Despite the time constraints, the Potteries team adeptly planned and executed the abnormal load transport project, underscoring our ability to deliver exceptional results under challenging circumstances. This successful operation exemplifies our dedication to meeting client expectations with precision and reliability, particularly in the realm of heavy haulage and the challenging infrastructure and enforced legislation.

Diverse Industry Expertise:

While this project specifically catered to the petrochemical industry, Potteries is a versatile partner serving various sectors. Our expertise extends to aviation, power generation, construction, offsite manufacturing, and material handling equipment.

Navigating Challenges:

One of the key challenges faced during this abnormal load transport project was the lead time for police availability to ensure safe passage. This obstacle emphasises the importance of early engagement in the planning phase, a critical factor in the success of every heavy haulage project undertaken by Potteries.

Police Escorting Abnormal Load Transport

Client-Centric Approach:

Potteries prioritises client satisfaction, If you are embarking on your next project and require assistance or advice in heavy haulage logistics, our dedicated team is ready to collaborate with you to ensure its success.

Key Takeaways:

  • Successful abnormal load transport of petrochemical vessels from Antwerp to Stanlow Refinery.
  • Expert utilisation of Goldhofer heavy-duty modules and precise logistics planning in heavy haulage operations.
  • Diverse industry expertise spanning aviation, power generation, construction, offsite manufacturing, and material handling equipment, with a focus on heavy haulage capabilities.
  • Proactive approach to overcome challenges, emphasising the importance of early engagement in abnormal load transport and heavy haulage project planning.

Contact Us:

For personalised assistance with your upcoming abnormal load transport or heavy haulage project, contact a member of the Potteries team. Our seasoned professionals are ready to provide insights and solutions tailored to your specific requirements.

Abnormal load transport. Ballasted tractor using a drawbar and modular trailer