Two of the tallest masts in the world of yachting recently arrived in the Port of Antwerp by ship, from Southern Spars, New Zealand. The capable logistics team at Complete Marine Freight oversaw offloading from the ship and securing onto local transport for onward delivery.
The first, a towering 67 metres long, together with its boom, was lowered from the ship onto a barge waiting alongside the ship, for the journey to Vitters Shipyard in Holland. The second mast, measuring 47 metres, again with its boom, was loaded onto an extended flatbed lorry bound for road delivery to Baltic Yachts in Finland.
These extremely long and delicate high performance carbon masts require incredibly careful handling. Planning their onward delivery by either road or barge is complex, involving not only the correct lifting equipment but also their chocking and securing onto appropriate transport, plus permits, escort vehicles and route selections to get these awkwardly long spars through some tight turns!
Complete Marine Freight specialize in this type of transport: so to be sure of safe delivery of your freight, call on the experts! We certainly take the headache out of shipping!
Complete Marine Freight has offices in Palma de Mallorca, Spain and in Southampton, UK as well as a dedicated network of agents worldwide.