The west end was the hub of activity as Stevedoring Services staff worked to unload the Oleander as repaving work takes place at the City of Hamilton docks.

Ship unloaded in Dockyard March 2018 (3)

In a collaboration between WEDCO, Bermuda Container Lines and SSL, the west end port was prepared for the arrival of Bermuda Container Line’s M.V. Oleander.

While Hamilton landlord, the Corporation of Hamilton works on restoring the City Docks’ runways, over the weekend, the Stevedoring Services crew transported key equipment to the Royal Naval Dockyard.

A medium forklift was transported via flatbed, while a heavy lift forklift was driven to the Dockyard with a police escort. Additionally, a Terex Mobile crane was barged while two reach-stackers were loaded on the Oleander on Monday evening and moved to the temporary SSL base in Sandys parish and will allow the team to service truckers at the interim location.

Ship unloaded in Dockyard March 2018 (2)

Stevedoring Services said, “The MV Bermuda Islander is set to arrive in Bermuda on Friday, March 16. Based on the accelerated work schedule, the runway surface of the City Dock should be cured and ready to safely accommodate the high volume, multi-tonne industrial traffic required to discharge the container ship at that time.”

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