Kirow crane being loaded onto the ship Rickmers Singapore in Hamburg.

CHINA: Six Kirow Multi Tasker KRC 2880 construction and accident recovery cranes are being delivered from Germany to China, and a further 20 KRC 1680 cranes are to follow next year.

Kuehne & Nagel is responsible for freight forwarding and booking of the initial six cranes, which were transported from the factory in Leipzig to the Port of Hamburg by barge and road.

They are being shipped from Hamburg to the Port of Tianjin on the Rickmers-Linie heavy-lift vessel Rickmers Singapore, which is scheduled to arrive in China late October as part of its eastbound round-the-world circuit from Europe to Asia, North America and back to Europe.