Despite the fact that Austria is “landlocked”, water transport (i.e. river) is playing an increasing role in removing oversize cargo from the roads of Europe. In recent months, stg have taken best advantage of both ocean going and river barges to Paris, Budapest, Melnik etc.
This time, Linz on the river Danube, is the choice. Seen loading to barge, this piece at 5.66m wide and 4.20m high is destined for Heysham in the UK. With a single, fully supervised, transhipment from barge to special trailer in Rotterdam, on cost grounds alone, the method/route could not be bettered. Won in a highly competitive environment – stg again proved their worth.