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Venice: breakbulk leader at Bremen

Breakbulk Europe 2019 event, held in Bremen between May 21-23 2019. The port of Venice is represented at the trade show through five case-studies that broke new ground in 2018, and which confirm the Venetian port as being among the most important ports in the EU for breakbulk traffic.

Breakbulk Europe 2019 event; held in Bremen between May 21-23 2019. The port of Venice is represented at the trade show through five case-studies that broke new ground in 2018, and which confirm the Venetian port as being among the most important ports in the EU for breakbulk traffic, having handled 900 special project cargoes in 2018. The case-studies start with the four mega-reactors that sailed last summer from Venice’s Transped terminal bound for the Middle East: a nearly 1,600-ton load whose shipment included road, river and sea transport. The conference then moved on to illustrate the instance of the three giant boilers manufactured in Venice by leading Italian firm Macchi, and currently in operation in one of the world’s largest Oil & Gas plants; the three oversized pieces weighed around 700 tons each. The next case presented in Bremen regarded the shipment of the two largest components ever produced for the petrochemical sector; these “made in Italy” high-end beauties of industrial production were manufactured partly in Lombardy and partly in Venice by Riva Calzoni, and each weighed over 1,500 tons. Their special transport required 60-meter long train convoys. And not just Venice, the port of Chioggia also presented two success stories; the assembly and loading of the two mega cranes manufactured by Padua-based Bedeschi company, representing the two largest cranes built in Italy in the last decade, almost 100-metres in height and each weighing 1,800 tons. And, again in Chioggia, a 680-ton special project cargo, embarking a CSU (Continuous Ship Unloader) which was achieved in record time: just five hours. In the role of MC for the presentation of the highlights of project cargo for 2018 was Leslie Meredith, Press Office Head at the fair. This year the delegation from the Port of Venice, which brought to Bremen an exhibition space that drew inspiration from the Port’s venerable history of handling breakbulk - dating as far back as the 13th century - was coordinated by the Port System Authority of the Northern Adriatic Sea, and saw a large contingent of operators from the ports of Venice and Chioggia. Bremen’s Breakbulk Europe 2019 event (May 21-23 2019). The port of Venice is represented at the trade show through five ground-breaking case-studies from 2018, and which confirm the Venetian port as being among the most important ports in the EU for breakbulk traffic, having recorded 900 special project cargoes in 2018.

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