It’s always been gratifying when a new customer in Switzerland approaches the Specialist Transport Group, being based in the UK to move something from the Czech Republic to Romania.
Weighing a challenging 98 tons, this casting started life in the Skoda ironworks in Plzen – with the final destination being Resita in Romania.
Seen at the first staging point, the Slovak port of Bratislava, the casting is about to be transferred to a river barge for the second stage, its journey down the Danube. This was just one of the many challenges, given that (at the time) the river was not even fully navigable, due to debris caused by the Yugoslav conflict.
Despite the problems, all that mattered at the end of the day was having a satisfied Swiss customer.