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154 tons giant project moved to Europe by road and sea

154 tons giant project moved to Europe by road and sea
11 October 2019

The 154 tons giant electric transformer produced in Ankara has been moved to Rotterdam, the Netherlands, for testing operations. Land, sea and river roads were used throughout the transportation process. The transformer will be brought back to Ankara on the same route after testing.


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ISTANBUL (TR) - On September 16, 2019, the 154-ton giant transformer departing from Ankara reached Rotterdam. The giant transformer, which weighs 154 tons and has a volume of 110 cubic meters, was transported from Haydarpaşa Port to Rotterdam city of the Netherlands on September 20, 2019. The transformer, which was discharged to the river ship at the port of Rotterdam and downloaded to the test site, is planned to be brought back to Ankara at the end of 20 days via the same route.
Stating that a large team is carrying out the works meticulously during the transportation process, Mars Hava Deniz Kargo Project Sales and Operation Manager Ahmet Yüksek emphasizes that the transportation of heavy turbines, transformer and similar heavy tonnage loads is provided with differentiated solutions. Intermediate transport is a challenging part of logistics. All the bridges bypassed during road transshipment of the transformer, which is 5.10 m high from the ground with its dumper, from Ankara to Istanbul, were bypassed and this process was carried out in coordination with other teams. Subsequently, the transformer was safely transported to the ship in Haydarpasa port in Istanbul. In the last step, the cargo was transported to the port of Rotterdam and re-fixed by leaving the vessel on the river ship by the limbo evacuation method to be shipped to the final destination of Nijmegen. Having completed all these processes with great precision, our experienced team started preparations for the transformer's return route ”.

Stating that they have developed special solutions for the transportation of heavy tonnage and high volume cargoes, Ahmet Yüksek said, “As Mars Air and Sea Cargo, we aim to provide benefit to our customers with our experience in project transportation. We provide fast, reliable and advantageous transportation service to the desired point by coordinating our team in line with the expectations of our customers in terms of transporting heavy tonnage and high volume loads. We offer all stages of transportation such as full & part charter vessel rentals, intermodal & multimodal transports, port services, procurement of handling equipment, obtaining of road permits, escort vehicle supply and storage solutions suitable for the project from end to end.

About Mars Air & Sea

With its IATA and FIATA certificates and WIN membership, Mars Hava ve Deniz Kargo, which works with all airline and maritime companies in the world, offers consolidated, express, door-to-door, escorted, complete and multi-modal transportation services. Mars Air and Sea Cargo, which opened its first representative office in the Far East in Shanghai, has offices in Guangzhou, Bursa, Izmir, Ambarli, Adana, Mersin, Iskenderun, Adnan Menderes Airport, Ankara Esenboga, Adana Sakirpasa Airport, Ataturk Airport and Istanbul Airport. features.