A GIANT generator trucked to the Port of Melbourne from Gippsland marked a significant milestone for Melbourne International Ro Ro and Automotive Terminal.
As reported in DCN, the 256-tonne Siemens generator was trucked from Loy Yang A power facility near Taralgon before being loaded onto the BBC Alberta for shipment to Germany where it is to undergo maintenance.
MIRRAT head of commercial and stakeholder management Jed Smith said handling this cargo was significant as it demonstrated the Terminal’s ability to service market segments outside its core ro ro and car carrying focus.
“MIRRAT is Australia’s largest automotive and ro ro terminal, but this shipment has shown the MIRRAT team and facilities have the experience and our facilities have the flexibility to offer solutions to a broad range of vessels and cargo types,” Mr Smith said.
MIRRAT’s involvement included coordinating the vessel and landside interfacing by providing safe berthing, a safe traffic route to and from the vessel and secure pre-load storage.
“Careful planning by the terminal’s operations team ensured the cargo staging and transfer was safe, efficient and successful,” Mr Smith said.
The four-day journey attracted significant media coverage across all mediums with one Facebook post tracking the movement receiving more than 3.5 million views.