The oversized 140-metric-ton waste heat boiler pictured here is one of four that were transported over 4,800 kilometers (3,000 miles) from Germany to Saudi Arabia. This mammoth project made its journey by land, sea and air, requiring the strength of the Antonov AN-255, the world’s largest cargo aircraft, along with a barge, a 1,000-metric-ton crane and a 275-metric-ton heavy goods transporter with 20 axles. This heavy-duty multimodal movement was managed by DHL Industrial Projects in four transports with an interval of some two to four weeks, each taking about seven days.

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Published: January 2019

Images/Graphics: DHL