JAXPORT Lifts Locomotives

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A new video released by Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) in the US has shown off the handling capabilities of the nation’s highest-capacity weight bearing docks at JAXPORT’s Blount Island Marine Terminal.

The footage shows highly trained master riggers moving two 68-foot long locomotives each weighing more than 363,000 pounds (181.5 tons) through the heavy lift and specialty cargo berth.

JAXPORT received the locomotives by CSX rail from Illinois.

The port has the highest and widest cargo clearance available for port access by rail on CSX’s national system.

Portus stevedores loaded the locomotives onto the charter vessel Eemslift Dafne using the ship’s onboard cranes.

The move was arranged by Houston-based freight forwarder Logistics International and the cargo is en route to Guinea, West Africa.

See JAXPORT's pictures of the operation below:

JAXPORT’s heavy lift berth offers rail-to-ship  service for heavy locomotives

JAXPORT’s heavy lift berth offers rail-to-ship  service for heavy locomotives

JAXPORT’s heavy lift berth offers rail-to-ship  service for heavy locomotives

Read more: The US Army Corps of Engineers has begun the Jacksonville Harbor Deepening project to take the federal shipping channel to a depth of 47 feet

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