Jumbo mover takes jumbo cargo away from Jumbo Vision

The first of 12 large pieces of equipment loaded in Japan were discharged from the Jumbo Vision yesterday. An on-board crane carefully picked up the large cylinder, called a containment vessel, from the ship’s cargo hold and placed it onto an SPMT (self propelled modular transporter) brought in from Edmonton to carry each piece to another part of the Port Terminal (above). The SPMT, with 40 tires to balance the load, has the ability to slide the piece off onto carefully built platforms before returning to the ship for the next piece. The other eleven pieces will be discharged like this first one. They all will eventually go to an oil sands project in Alberta. Photo taken on November 18, 2008
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 11-19-2008
Kenneth Newhams :