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Voice of the Wild & Volvo 60

A Spreader Beam in a ‘1 over 2’ Rig formation, was used for a 4-Point lift of the Voice of the Wild boat that was lifted from dry dock, to aboard a container ship for transportation. The racing yacht Volvo 60 was a single Spreader Beam with 4 Slings.


The Freight Forwarders Natco AG asked Modulift to provide a lifting solution to load and unload 370t transformers bound for Reem Island, Abu Dhabi, from their manufacturers in Antwerp, Belgium – a quantity of 4 transformers across 2 shipments. The manufacturers required the transformers to lifted level, resulting in the use of a single hook and thus requiring Spreader Beams.

The ship was loaded in Antwerp in early Oct 2008, using Crane Barge: Brabo, (WLL 800t). Then having travelled to UAE, the transformers were unloaded in mid November 2008 using Crane Barge: Al Amlaq (WLL 400 tonnes).

Modulift used the '2 over 1 Rig' formation; Spreader Beams consisted of MOD 400/400 plus 2 x MOD 110SH

CEC Caladonia

2 x MOD 110 Modulift Spreader Beams were used in conjunction with a Tandom Lifting Beam to load the crafted plywood container onto the CEC Caladonia cargo ship.