Monfalcone, two marine engines bound for a shipyard in Shanghai
MONFALCONE - For less than three hours, two marine engines of 110 tonnes and a gear box of 55 tonnes bound for a shipyard in Shanghai, in China, have been discharged and reloaded from a barge coming from the Trieste canal in the morning.
It is something new for the port in the province of Gorizia in Northern Italy, which is planning investments for a remarkable development of the freight traffic. The engines of Wartsila, the Finnish group whose operational office is located in Trieste, have been loaded on the hold of the Leopold Staff, a 200 metres ship with less than 9 metres draught. These dimensions doesn’t permit it to berth at the quay of the Zaule canal in order to receive the engines coming from Wartsila’s factory. For this reason, a new possible solution was tested, avoiding the barge to pass through the port of embarkation of Venice, which was traditionally used.