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Trucks, barge and a ferry offer plane sailing to France

[ February 14, 2019   //   ]

Terminal operator Cuxport, a joint venture with Rhenus moved a 95-tonne machine frame for the aerospace industry from Ravensburg in southern Germany to Saint-Nazaire in France during February, on behalf of freight forwarder, Bohnet.
The cargo was first moved from Ravensburg to the Rhine port of Plochingen for movement to Cuxhaven by inland waterway vessel, before being moved on to a truck at the Cuxport Terminal and finally shipped from there to Saint-Nazaire in France by specialist ferry.
The route via Cuxhaven was selected because stringent conditions and time-consuming permit procedures would have made transport by road very challenging.
The Ville de Bordeaux, operated by the LD Seaplane shipping company, has been regularly calling at the port of Cuxhaven since May 2018 and is ideal for shipping heavy items with its ramp capacity of 220 tonnes and deck entrance height of 11 metres. The ship mainly carries parts for the aircraft industry between Saint-Nazaire, Cuxhaven and Hamburg.