At the end of December, the terminal handled its first very heavy cargo when a 440 tonne transformer headed for a power station close to the port was handled and transferred onto a river-going barge.
The transformer arrived on a 32 axle railway wagon. In order enable a floating crane to lift the transformer it had to be transferred almost to the edge of the quay by a SPMT.
With a weight limit of more than 200 tonnes per sq m, the terminal proved ideal for this operation. Once it was separated from the loading clamps of the wagon, the transformer was jacked up and transferred by the SPMT right to the water side, where it was lifted by the floating crane.