Heavy cargo for MS "Krantor"

This order was rather unusual, simply because the port of discharge at Hamm-Uentrop is not accessible by any ship.

Thus, the difficult search for a suitable cargo space lead to the family Detlef Becker and their MS “Krantor” which, due to its special dimensions, was among the very few vessels able to handle this heavy load.

On 12th February 2015, the package was loaded in Duisburg-Rheinhausen by means of two cranes. It was a converter (10.20 x 7.83 x 3.56 m) for a steel plant with a total weight of 140 t. A converter is an oversized crucible in which excess carbon is oxidised by adding oxygen to liquefied crude iron, a process in which crude iron is converted into steel.

The cargo was successfully delivered on 14th February 2015.