»Coastal cargo liner« carrying tunnel boring machine from Kehl to Paris
A coastal cargo liner that is not a common day-to-day phenomenon in our part of the world, also called “Kümo”(abbreviation for Küstenmotorschiff) in German technical terminology, berthed at the Rhine port of Kehl last Friday. The Dutch "Bravery" picked up a tunnel boring machine built by Herrenknecht. The destination is Paris. There, Herrenknecht is meant to help extending the metro line. The machine components weighing a 618 tons in total were handled with a mobile crane from MSG headquartered in Auenheim. The “Bravery" will go from Kehl via Rotterdam to Le Havre and from there to Paris on the Seine. The coastal cargo liner being capable of navigating on both inland waters and the offshore sea is scheduled for arrival in the French capital on August 3. Heavy rainfalls during the last weeks have enabled coastal cargo liners to navigate on the river Rhine. The transport is being organised by Haeger &Schmidt, Ottmarsheim.