heavy cargo

  • Cuxhaven receives heavy cargo delivery from Esbjerg

    Project cargo from Denmark reaches Cuxhaven by sea in just six hours

    (f.l.t.r.) Roland Schneider, Head of Business Development at Cuxport, Anders Engelhardt, Global Project Manager at FREJA Transport & Logistics A/S, and Marcus Braue, Branch Manager of  DFDS Germany ApS & Co. KG in Cuxhaven, at berth no. 4 in front of the wind turbine components loaded onto Mafi trailers. Picture source: HWG.Cuxhaven, 27 September 2018 – On its daily short-sea route between Immingham and Cuxhaven, the "Jutlandia Seaways" operated by shipping company DFDS A/S, called at the Danish port of Esbjerg for the first time in August. The cargo, which was picked up there, was destined for the Siemens Gamesa plant in Cuxhaven and could no longer travel by road due to its dimensions.

    The rotor houses for offshore wind turbines made by the manufacturer Valmont SM A/S have a width of up to seven metres, which is why it was not possible to transport the components by heavy goods truck via the roads around the bottleneck of Hamburg. Each weighed almost 32 tonnes. They were therefore collected in the port of Esbjerg and then loaded onto the "Jutlandia Seaways" by Mafi trailer using the RoRo method. The ship, operated by HWG member DFDS, brought the cargo to Cuxhaven in just six hours. The components were unloaded from the ship by HWG member Cuxport and are stored at the Cuxport terminal until they can be transported to the factory when needed by Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy.

    "With the call at the port in Esbjerg, the required components were brought to their destination as quickly as possible, saving several truck tours. According to our Danish customer FREJA Transport & Logistics A/S, handling in both ports and the shipment went smoothly. After this first call at the port, we plan to call at Esbjerg once a month en route from Immingham to Cuxhaven. The next call is already planned for early November. A future expansion of this transport is also possible," explains Marcus Braue, Branch Manager of DFDS Germany Aps & Co. KG in Cuxhaven.


    About HWG

    The Cuxhaven Port Association (HWG) represents the interests of Cuxhaven’s maritime companies, institutions and private individuals united by the common goal of marketing and further developing the port at the mouth of the river Elbe. The HWG also promotes Cuxhaven’s standing as the most important port site for offshore wind energy in Germany. Current news about the HWG can be found on the Homepage, on LinkedIn and Twitter.


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  • Helgoland Delegation Visits Cuxhaven

    HWG Members Cuxport and DFDS Present Cuxhaven as a RoRo Port

    Helgoland Delegation_Copyright: Oliver Fuhljahn

    At the beginning of the New Year, a delegation from Helgoland, led by Mayor Jörg Singer, visited the port of Cuxhaven in an effort to gain an understanding of one of the most important Roll On/Roll Off (RoRo) cargo handling ports. Whether it is multi-ton heavy onshore or offshore wind farm sections, new vehicles or trailers holding varying goods – a diversity of cargoes are handled by Cuxhaven’s berths via rolling processes.

    Hans-Peter Zint, Chairman of the Cuxhaven Port Association (HWG) and managing director of HWG member Cuxport, along with Oliver Fuhljahn, Head of Automobile Logistics at Cuxport, demonstrated to the guests the highly specialized RoRo installations at Europakai. The Cuxport terminal has three berths with up to 15,8 meters water depth where rolling cargo and pieces of up to 350 tons can be transshipped to vessels equipped either with stern- or quarter RoRo ramps. All berths are accessible straight from the Elbe river navigation fairway without the need to pass any locks.

    Further, there was an opportunity to view the RoRo vessel PETUNA SEAWAYS, belonging to the short sea liner company DFDS Seaways, which was in the process of being loaded. The vessel’s captain readily answered the guests‘ questions and discussed the particulars of this specialized process.

    “Cuxhaven has oriented itself toward rolling goods, high and heavy cargoes and project cargo by making corresponding infrastructure and equipment investments. The heavy-lift capable berths and platforms and the connecting heavy load-capable road mean that the entire port is suited to the warehousing and transshipment of project cargoes. We are happy to communicate this expertise and present Cuxhaven as a capable and successful port,” said Hans-Peter Zint, chairman of the Cuxhaven Port Business Association, summarizing the conclusions of the visit.

    In addition to increasing RoRo traffic, Cuxhaven also has a long tradition as a fishing and supply port for the island of Helgoland.