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Another mammoth load for Manchester

[ October 4, 2017   //   ]

Esprit Warehousing and Docks Trafford Park terminal in Manchester has handled another large shipments via the Manchester Ship Canal.

Following the import on 19-20 September of four large silos from Europe, last week a 130 tonne transformer arrive from South Korea en route to Stalybridge.

The transformer traveled 15,400 miles by sea, via Rotterdam into the heart of Manchester, leaving only 21 miles to travel by road.

Unloading the ship required careful planning by Osprey Heavy Lift with the final journey by road undertaken by Allelys Heavy Haulage.

The 152 wheeled, 300 tonne vehicle was escorted by Greater Manchester Police, and took about six hours.

Group director Graham Dixon said: “We’ve invested heavily in refurbishing the Trafford Park Docks to make shipments like these feasible once again, including load testing the quayside, ground borehole testing and providing removable fences, barriers and& gates to accommodate overweight and oversized loads have all paid off.”


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