Royal Cargo transports heavy loads

By Katherine Weir21 March 2016

Royal cargo successfully transported two 565 tonne ship unloaders to the Balingasag power plant in M

Royal cargo successfully transported two 565 tonne ship unloaders to the Balingasag power plant in Misamis Oriental

Philippines-based logistics service provider Royal Cargo transported equipment for the completion of the 3 x 55 megawatt coal-fired (CF) Balingasag power generation plant in Misamis Oriental.

Two units of large ship unloaders from Zhangjiang, China, arrived at the Balingasag jetty on 13 February, each weighing 565 tonnes and with dimensions of 22.5 x 18.5 x 59.58 metres (24,800 cubic metres in volume).

Rodrigo de Roma, VP for projects and heavylift at Royal Cargo, said the sea transportation and handling were risky and very challenging since these major pieces of equipment are so vital in the completion of the Balingasag power plant. “We played an important role to safely unload and handle these gigantic loads at the installation rails.”

Royal Cargo, a member of the Worldwide Project Consortium, was tasked to provide and install the temporary structures and special stevedoring works that required cutting and welding of 9 millimetre thick steel shoring and bracing sections, onto the two units of cargo prior to unloading using a barge crane.

The Balingasag power plant will augment the supply of electricity in Cagayan de Oro and the northern Mindanao grid.

Delivered directly to your inbox, World Crane Week Newsletter features the pick of the breaking news stories, product launches, show reports and more from KHL's world-class editorial team.
Long Reads
Post-pandemic demand lengthens delivery times for construction equipment
Government stimulus measures following the global pandemic have led to a surge in demand for construction equipment
Technology paves the way for driving 3D development
What is 3D modelling and what is it used for? Discover more at SC&RA Workshop
PREVIEW: SC&RA Crane & Rigging Workshop
The 2021 Crane & Rigging Workshop will be held September 14-16 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago, USA
Alex Dahm Editor, International Cranes and Specialized Transport Tel: +44(0) 1892 786 206 E-mail:
Mike Posener Sales Manager Tel: +353 860 431 219 E-mail: