An Oversized Week in Saint Nazaire

Heavy-lift cargo loading and unloading operations succeeded one another from 28th November to 2nd December at the Quai des Charbonniers facility. The port infrastructures were thereby put to use on behalf of industrial companies STX and MAN Diesel. Atlantique Manutention and TGO Great Western Terminal were charged with carrying out the handling operations.

On Monday 28th and Tuesday 29th November, 2 500 tonnes of sheet steel arriving from the ArcelorMittal plants in Gijón in Spain were unloaded from the Suderau by Atlantique Manutention. The sheets are to be used for the hulls of the cruise liners currently being built at the STX shipyard.

On Thursday 1st December, the future Oasis 4 cruise ship’s funnel of oversized dimensions (38 metres in length, 15 metres in height, 16 metres in breadth and weighing 197 tonnes) arrived by barge from the STX shipyard in Lorient and was unloaded using the jumbo derrick.

On 30th November and 1st December, 6 MAN Diesel engines weighing 280 tonnes each and made in Saint Nazaire, together with their accessories and the requisite equipment for transportation and storage, were loaded on board vessel, bound for a power station in Gibraltar.

On Friday, 2nd December, TGO Great Western Terminal loaded five 89-tonne MAN engines and 76 cases aboard the Mittelplate.

The following week, employing the jumbo derrick, Atlantique Manutention began unloading a wheelhouse weighing 36 tonnes, which had arrived from Brest aboard the TSM Dora and is to be delivered to the Chantiers Merré shipyard.

Contacts at Atlantique Manutention – Johann Feltgen & Christophe Le Tanter
Contacts at Nantes Saint-Nazaire Port – Laurent Connil & Freddy Olivié
Contacts at Terminal du Grand Ouest – Etienne Baudon & Philippe Lamboul

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