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ELLESMERE PORT logistics specialist Quality Freight UK has successfully completed one of its toughest-ever assignments.

The firm was tasked by chemical importer Newport Industries to oversee the movement of two massive VIGAN ship unloader units from Tilbury Power Station to Canada Dock in Liverpool.

Quality Freight's specialist team at Quality Freight moved the 50-metre high, 140-tonne unloaders which Newport had acquired from RWE following the closure of the power station in October 2013.

The unloaders had been used by RWE to discharge wood pellets and will now be used by Newport for the discharge of soda ash used in glass making.

John Keenan, chartering director at Quality Freight UK, oversaw the operation to move the unloaders, working closely with colleagues at RWE and Newport Industries.

He said: "This was a highly complex project, one of the biggest jobs Quality Freight UK has undertaken. We brought in experienced naval architects Graham and Woolnough for their marine engineering and practical expertise.

"Dismantling the units involved unbolting them from their legs and dropping on to the quay."

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Title Annotation:Business
Publication:Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)
Geographic Code:4EUUK
Date:Jan 14, 2016
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