Miami passenger bridges transported by sea

2018-05-14T09:12:57+00:00 May 14th, 2018|Ports|

Heavy lift transport specialist, AAL, together its new Spanish representative, Marítima Davila of Grupo Davila, has shipped giant port infrastructure components from Barcelona to PortMiami.

The cargo comprised of two large tailor-made and fully assembled seaport passenger boarding bridges (SPBB), destined for PortMiami’s newly renovated ‘Terminal F’.

Both walkways, measuring 32 m long and weighing 205 tonnes each, were transported in a single sailing on board the ‘AAL Singapore’, one of AAL’s ‘Mega-MPV’ 31,000 dwt A-Class vessels.

The four-sectioned, telescopic SPBBs were designed by Spain’s seaport, airport and road transport engineering company, Adelte, and were tailor-made to the exact specifications of PortMiami’s cruise ship ‘Terminal F’ and the 300 m long plus ships that will be using the terminal.

Christophe Grammare, AAL Commercial Director, commented: “What a great way to christen a new partnership. We are delighted how well the team at Marítima Davila and our own team at AAL Europe (Hamburg) co-operated to provide our European customer with a seamless end-to-end service that fully met the time and cost efficiencies they required.

“Even as our infrastructure grows and our capabilities expand, the need to keep customers at the forefront of our service is crucial and all our partners worldwide, like Marítima Davila, share in that commitment,” he said.

Marítima Davila has a network of offices nationwide. Managing director, Jorge Sánchez, said: “The Davila Group is truly delighted to boost its strategic partnership with AAL. The customer’s demands and standards were fulfilled through perfect teamwork combining our own commercial skills and flexibility with the finest engineering and operations, professional crew and specialised fleet. There is already a solid understanding between us and we are confident that this mutual commitment and expertise will lead to great success in the Spanish market.”