Girder Bridge Celebrates Maiden Voyage

Collett have successfully completed the collection, transport and delivery of a 156 Tonne steel casting from Sheffield to the Port of Goole.

Girder Bridge Trailer Celebrates Maiden Voyage

Loaded at Sheffield on 17th August, the 156 Tonne steel casting was transported under Police escort to the Port of Goole for its onward journey to Antwerp. Showcasing the capabilities of the new Girder Bridge, the first project for this new fleet acquisition, this transportation called upon the team’s expertise and required meticulous planning to ensure the suitability of the route. This included the implementation of a motorway lane closure for part of the journey, which allowed the whole vehicle combination to travel Eastbound on the Westbound carriageway, in order to avoid weak structures. Under the cover of darkness we completed the movement without incident and delivered the cargo safely to the ships side in Goole on Monday 18th August. Providing a full multi-modal logistics solution, the collaboration between the Collett projects, heavy lift and marine teams oversaw the contract lift services required to transfer the cargo from the Girder Bridge to the ship and the chartering of the awaiting vessel to make the short sea shipment to Antwerp.

Working closely with the client representatives, David Steinbach, Expeditors Project Cargo Manager and Nathan Taylor, Expeditors Ocean Export Manager, our team were able to ensure a safe and timely dispatch of the cargo. “Having worked with Collett Transport over a number of years on heavy haulage and heavy project moves, we find them to be a very knowledgeable, experienced and professional company,” said Nathan Taylor, Ocean Export Manager for Expeditors. “Collett Transport will always rise to the challenge and complete any project efficiently, and with the addition of the newly acquired Girder Bridge, continue to push the boundaries of the heavy transport industry. We hope to continue to develop our working partnership in the future and look forward to working with Collett’s again soon.”

The full capacity of the Scheuerle STB 550 Girder Bridge is a massive 550 Tonnes and features a 5:2 ratio between payload and deadweight.

The STB 550 Girder Bridge was accompanied throughout the project by two 4-axle ballast (8x4) tractors to pull and push the combination whilst two 10 axle Scheuerle Intercombi modules in 2-file configuration facilitated the application of the Girder Bridge. The project also utilised our newly acquired four axle power booster module which effectively changes the complete vehicle’s traction and pulling power capabilities.

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