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22 September 2017

Crossing old bridges and maneuvering by Mangroves

Conceptum Logistics is moving two Sandvik Stacker Reclaimers from China to a coal terminal at Hay Point, Queensland. The shipment arrived at Mackay Port before being transferred onto a barge. Mammoet, responsible for the on land transport, loaded in the cargo at Hay Point barge landing and transported it to BMA (BHP Mitsubishi Alliance) coal terminal.

Mammoet has completed the land-based transport of first shipment of the Stacker Reclaimer for Conceptum Logistics in Queensland with just six weeks of preparation

After the project had been two years in preparation, the client was faced with a lack of logistical resources. Mammoet took over and started preparations for the move six weeks prior to the arrival of the first shipment. Mammoet designed an engineering solution to fit the constraints of the transport route as well as arrival at a congested, live site. Multiple fully engineered simulations were carried out beforehand to design the best delivery option.


The weight of the heaviest module was 267 tons. Mammoet adapted the route based on a route survey so it could accommodate cargo with measurements of up to 15 meters wide, 20 meters high and 65 meters in length. The transport had to maneuver past protected mangroves, over an old bridge and along a public road which required traffic management and temporary road closure. The Mammoet team handled liaison with the local authorities and police to ensure an environmentally friendly and safe transport.


Following the successful transport of the first set of modules, the second shipment is due to arrive towards the end of September.

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