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FESCO Transportation Group carries 4.1 million pound crane to China
FESCO Transportation Group, the number one logistics provider to Russia, announced that it is transporting a 4.1 million pound (1850 metric ton) Lampson Model LTL-2600B Mobile Crawler Crane from Kennewick, Washington to China. The crane is scheduled to arrive in China on April 15.
This is the largest land-based mobile crane in the world and the massive piece of equipment is outfitted with a 400-foot main boom and a 160-foot jib. The crane is being shipped from the Port of Everett to the Hunan province in China and will be discharged in Shanghai to assist in nuclear power plant construction.
‘This is obviously a huge piece of equipment and thanks to our partners at the Port of Everett, we were given lots of flexibility and outstanding support for Lampson International, which made the operation and loading seamless,’ said Mike Evans, FESCO Transportation Group’s president.
Designed and manufactured by Lampson, the LTL-2600 provides a lift and carrying capacity of 2,358Te (metric ton). The Transi-Lift’design is the only mobile crane that provides an even distribution of ground bearing pressure.
‘FESCO offered a competitive ocean freight rate, but the real value was in the all-inclusive package they offered,’ said Herbert J. Coulter III, director, purchasing/logistics for Lampson International, LLC. ‘It included all ocean freight, terminal receiving and handling, as well as long shore loading labor which made the logistics effort seamless throughout the entire project.’
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