Tracks up to 67 m long with a total weight of around 1,450 tonnes - the question was, how to get tracks like these, which are used for high speed lines in China, from A to B. This was not the first shipment of its kind, but the dimensions were well above anything we had shipped before.
The tracks were transported by rail to Brake | Germany on complete cars, partially bundled and partially unbundled. The tracks were loaded and unloaded without damage using special cargo gear. As part of this value added chain, the tracks were unloaded, bundled, covered with tarpaulins, documented in a survey report, and then transferred to Hamburg using a coastal cargo vessel. In Hamburg, the short and long track sections were transshipped again and taken from Hamburg | Germany to Xingang | China by ocean vessel.