Gustav Seeland: Ferry transport to Austria

An unusual order is currently handled by Gustav Seeland GmbH. An 85-meter-long ferry has to be brought from the Port of Hamburg to the Austrian town of Fußach in Vorarlberg – by road transport. The heavy goods vehicles of the Hamburg heavy goods logistics company will roll over the roads into the Alpine region 17 times. The order poses major challenges for the company in terms of type and scope.

In order to transport the ferry to its destination, it is split into 17 parts at the Pella Sietas shipyard in Hamburg. The 14 meter long, up to five meter wide and about 4 meter high ship sections are then loaded onto the special vehicles by crane. On the low loaders, the 35-ton elements are transported within three nights from Hamburg via Hanover, Magdeburg, Leipzig, Nuremberg, Munich and Memmingen to Fußach. At the local shipyard, they are then reassembled into a ship. The ferry will be used as the first LNG ship on Lake Constance after its completion.

The heavy transports with a total weight of nearly 70 tons each are carried out in November, December and January. Due to the large weight and the oversize, all 17 transports are secured and accompanied by the police or by BF3 vehicles. Comprehensive preparation measures had to be taken for transport over smaller roads and paths. In the Lake Constance region, for example, numerous traffic signs and street lamps have to be removed and trees must be pruned.

The offer of the Hamburg enterprise for heavy goods logistics covers the entire range of the truck cranes, the heavy and special transports, the industrial assemblies and the heavy goods storage. As a partner and founding member of BigMove AG, Gustav Seeland has a Europe-wide network and is certified according to DIN EN ISO 9001: 2015 and SCCP: 2011.


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