HVH Members Moves Longview Transformers

Three 136-tonne Units to Pacific Northwest

Logistics specialists Jones Stevedoring Co. and Oxbo collaborated with the Port of Longview to transport three over-dimensional transformers to substations in Eastern Washington and Idaho.

The units each weighed 136 tonnes and were delivered onboard the breakbulk vessel BBC Everest from JSHP Transformers of China. the first of the three transformers was discharged directly to truck, while the remaing two were staged in the port’s adjacent 70-acre open laydown yard.

“Heavy hauler Oxbo deployed self-propelled modular trailers to position the other two transformers for truck loading, eliminating the need for cranes,” a spokesperson for the Port of Longview said.

All three partners in the project are members of the Columbia River High, Wide & Heavy Corridor, which develops and promotes the Columbia River region and facilitates the planning, funding, construction and operation of multimodal transport in the region.

Photo: Port of Longview. Credit: Wikimedia