These 70 ton behemoths are taking a ride from the UK to Africa. They must be loaded onto the ship with precision and strapped down to avoid shifting.
Shipping Dump Trucks to Africa
The Drax power station generates 7% of the UK’s electricity supply. In 2004, it became the UK’s first power station to be fueled by wood.
Wood Pellets Fuel the UK’s Largest Power Plant
North Carolina produces more sweet potatoes than any other state. Over half of all the sweet potatoes grown in the US are from there. Each potato is heavily inspected before being shipped to grocery stores.
Shipping Sweet Potatoes
Shipping, unloading, and even just moving this 300 ft tall beast is no easy task. Once on a remote control trailer system, the column can move at a speed of two and half miles per hour!
Unloading an 800 Ton Distillation Column
To keep the wheels from slipping on a steep incline, a team must add sand to the tracks. This helps them gain grip on the slippery slope.
Sanding Railroad Tracks
This helicopter is worth $33 million! One wrong move could cost thousands.
Unloading a Helicopter
Sinking the ship is usually a bad thing. In order to load an oil rig on this mega shipper, it requires precise maneuvers and attention to the wind to make sure the whole shipment doesn't sink, at least not on purpose.
Transporting Oil Rigs Requires Sinking a Transport Ship
It takes a lot of food to feed a floating city. Careful organization and coordination are required to ensure it all gets loaded onto the Oasis of the Seas in time to set sail for the Caribbean.
Cuisine for a Colossal Cruise Ship
With just ten hours to unload 27,000 tons of raw cane sugar, the pressure is on when a storm looming on the horizon threatens bring all progress to a halt.
The Surprising Pressure of Shipping Sugar
These classic cars require special care to ensure they will ship across the Atlantic and reach their new owners safely.
Classic Cars Get First Class Treatment
With a ship this large even a small setback can cost valuable time and cause the Mathilde to leave tons of very expensive cargo behind.
The Massive Mathilde
In order to get every car onto the ship in time, workers must get one loaded every 53 seconds. During the trip ten tons of reinforcements keep the SUVs safe and in place.
How Do They Ship Cars Across the Atlantic?
Shipping this huge load is no easy task, both physically and security wise. Police must monitor the entire shipment process to ensure no one comes near the nuclear reactor tanks.
Shipping a Nuclear Reactor Tank Requires Some Serious Security