Balls of steel: lifting heavy units at our deep sea terminal 

Our deep sea terminal in Rotterdam at the Maasvlakte received the BBC California. With great care we unloaded 32 large cables of steel from several trucks, which will be used for the handling of lifting heavy units. Our colleagues enabled a special designated spot at our quay to store these cables for several days, before loading them onboard of the MV BBC California.

Taking care of steel products requires a careful approach because of the complexity and weight. In such projects we are in close contact with our customers to make sure everything is done accordingly. The BBC California is now on its way to the Port of Mobile, which is the only deep-water port in Alabama, USA.

The MV BBC California was built in 2008 and has a length of 138m and a width of 21m. This multipurpose heavy lifting vessel is able to transport heavy cargoes and is equipped for container shipping and carrying dangerous goods. Lastly, the MV BBC California has two onboard cranes designed for discharging cargo directly from the ship onto the quay.

As an independent breakbulk & heavy lift port terminal operator, Rhenus Logistics is able to make use of many shipping lines. BBC Chartering is calling frequently at our deep sea terminal in Rotterdam and connects us with many destinations worldwide, including North America, South America and West Africa.


Arnold Oostrijk
Sales Manager breakbulk & project cargo

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