Oversized brewery tanks offloaded at the
Port of Wilmington, DE for Victory Brewing Co.
The Port of Wilmington, Delaware handled the discharge of 18 oversized brewery tanks with a total weight of 268 tons for Victory Brewing Company’s new brewery in Parkesburg, Chester County, PA. Based in Downingtown, PA, Victory Brewing Company is a premier craft brewery that offers more than 20 varieties of beers. Equipped with the new tanks, the Parkesburg brewery will be capable of ten brewing operations per day, producing 200-barrels each.
Oversized brewery tanks
“We are pleased to provide logistical support and facilitate the expansion of Victory Brewing Company, a company that creates many regional jobs”, said Gene Bailey, Diamond State Port Corp. executive director. “Our broad project cargo handling expertise really comes into play with this type of complex and delicate project cargo. Our operations team, the deep sea ILA labor, and our terminal labor are experts in handling such challenging project shipments.”
"As a company whose success has relied on the thirst of our local fans, we strive to positively impact our regional economy with each decision we face. Working with the Port of Wilmington was such an opportunity. We appreciate the facilities and it's efficient, capable staff”, said Brewmaster and President of Victory Brewing Company, Bill Covaleski.
The brewery tanks were fabricated in Germany and shipped from Rotterdam onboard a modern open-hatch multi-purpose ship. Using the Port’s new 100 ton mobile harbor crane, the 59 and 46 foot long tanks were handled off the vessel by Delaware River Stevedores and loaded directly onto heavy duty, low-boy trailers capable of transporting not only the tanks’ extreme length, but also their 14 foot diameter.
In recent years, the Port of Wilmington, Delaware has been a mid-Atlantic gateway for a myriad of oversized cargoes, including: wind turbine blades, rocket booster cores, oversized generators, a dismantled methanol plant and various out-of-gauge equipment.
Triple R. Transportation, the logistics coordinator tasked with delivering the tanks to the Parkesburg brewery, selected Wilmington for its strategic location, extensive project cargo handling expertise, convenient multi-modal connectivity, and the State’s prompt and efficient truck permitting and police escort services.