Joint THLG intermodal operation 140 tons from Belgium to Ireland

Acting as main contractor, THLG member John Wetzels B.V. based at Born, Netherlands, arranged intermodal land/sea/land transportation of a 140 tons transformer with additional 23 tons attachment from Mechelen in Belgium To Southern Ireland.

Acting as main contractor, THLG member John Wetzels B.V. based at Born, Netherlands, arranged intermodal land/sea/land transportation of a 140 tons transformer with additional 23 tons attachment from Mechelen in Belgium To Southern Ireland.


Handling of the transporter the port of Antwerp by 800 tons floating crane "Brabo".

Starting the transportchain the transformer of 8,95 m lenght, 3,45 m breadth and 4,60 m height was hauled by THLG member Van de Weghe, from supplier's premises to the port of Antwerp deploying a 4-axle heavy tractor and a 10-axle Scheuerle low-bed trailer. At a conventional quay of Hessenatie, John Wetzels arranged direct handling of the transformer b means of the 800 tons floating crane "Brabo" into a coaster.

At the port of Cork the heavy piece was handled under supervision of John Wetzels by a 500 tons hydraulic crane, the largest mobile crane available in Ireland, directly from the coaster's hold onto a trucktrailer combination of THLG member ITI.The 4-axle truck and the 7-axle trailer, specially designed for carrying transformers performed the final leg of the transport chain on partly wildcat roads to the final destination. Fuchsiahatchings, famous for the Irish landscape, far reaching over the road had to be shortcut by the farmers for safe passing of the transport unit. At the Raffeen power station the transformer had been put down from the trailer onto its foundation.


Entering final site at the Raffeen power station