The multi-purpose carrier COSCO SHIPPING Tian Zhen, loaded with 33 Chinese-made buses, left the port of Yangzhou in China sailing to Finland on the first voyage undertaken by COSCO SHIPPING Specialized Carriers to support the export of China-made pure electric buses to Northwest Europe.
COSCO SHIPPING Tian Zhen has a loading area of more than 14,000 m², equipped with four cranes with a maximum lifting capacity of 200 tons.
This batch of buses is exported for a cooperation project between Yutong Group and YES-EU in Helsinki, Finland. These buses will help reduce 5 million kilograms of carbon dioxide emissions per year for the local community, according to COSCO SHIPPING.
Unlike the conventional Ro-Ro transportation mode the customer often adopts, the buses were loaded onboard by a crane this time. When the vessel arrived at the Chinese port for cargo loading, a cold wave hit Yangzhou. Despite the bad weather, the captain of the vessel directed the port employees' field operations, from assembling the spreader and testing the sling to attempting to raise the first bus, with repeated debugging efforts made to achieve the best lifting performance.