WWL Ships Record RoRo Cargo From Japan
Breakbulk handler Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics has become the first shipping company to transport roll-on, roll-off cargo weighing more than 92 tonnes from Japan to the United States. The firm shipped cargo of generators, weighing 484 tonnes, from Yokohama, Japan, to Newport News, Virginia, following the relaxation of legislation that had previously limited weights. “The challenge put WWL’s team to the test, and they quickly came up with a transport method to fit the customer’s requirements.
For the heaviest shipments, this includes a blocks and beams solution which is used in conjunction with self-propelled modular transporters,” a spokesperson for WWL said. The cargo was loaded aboard WWL’s vessel Salome and was supervised by senior WWL operational management specialist, Masaki Kunimatsu, head of Japan Port Operations. WWL operates one of the largest roll-on, roll-off fleets in the world and provides logistics and breakbulk services worldwide via a network of offices in UAE, Belgium, Finland, Germany, Holland, Italy, Romania, Spain, and the UK.
Photo: The cargo was the first to break the 92 tonne limit.