Mammoet Moves Veracruz Cranes

(Americas) STS, RTG Transport Faces ‘North Winds’

Heavy-lift specialist Mammoet has completed the second phase of breakbulk transport for the installation of new cranes at the port of Veracruz, Mexico.

The outsized ship-to-shore cranes and rubber-tired gantry cranes were moved using 56 axle-lines of self-propelled moduar transporter. Mammoet faced challenges during the move, due to the seasonal "North Winds," which hit the region regularly from November to February and deliver wind speeds in excess of 120 kilometers per hour.

“The successful execution of the port expansion would not have been achievable without the collaboration between Mammoet’s teams in the United States and Mexico,” said Patrick Heer, project manager for Mammoet.

Headquartered in Schiedam in the Netherlands, Mammoet provides a range of breakbulk services from transportation and logistics planning to heavy-lift and crane rental.