The UK's largest crane, which will be used to help assemble the Royal Navy's new Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers, passed under the Forth bridges last week on its way to Babcock's Rosyth dockyard in Fife.
7 March 2011 - It took meticulous handling and perfect timing to sail the Goliath crane beneath the Forth Bridge on its way to Rosyth shipyard last week. But thanks to careful coordination by GAC Shipping UK's Leith office acting as port agent with all the parties involved, the massive load arrived safe and sound.
Carrying it was the Zhen Hua 13' vessel, built by Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industry Co Ltd (ZPMC), the world's largest heavy-duty equipment manufacturer. At nearly 45,000 DWT the Zhen Hua 13' is one of the biggest vessels that can pass beneath the Forth Bridge - and even then only at the lowest astronomical tide.