On the regional express train (TER) project linking Dakar to Blaise Diagne International Airport in Diass (50km), the Eiffage Group entrusted Bolloré Logistics with the shipment and delivery of two tampers (railway machines used to position the tracks).
Both machines, which are 19 meters long, 3 meters wide, 4 meters tall and weight 75 and 64 tons respectively, were unloaded by the teams from the Dakar Terminal company in early January 2018.
Then, Bolloré Logistics used two 200 t cranes to transfer these tamping machines from the MAFI trailers at the port to the tank transporters provided to transport the machines. A special convoy, composed of a 120-ton tank transporter, a six-wheel heavy load tractor and a hydraulic trailer, was set up to make the delivery within two days.
The delivery took place at two sites, the Dakar train station and the town of Bargny, located 30 km from Dakar. Through close collaboration with the handling teams of the Dakar Terminal and members of the project follow-up committee and thanks to the support of the Eiffage Rails teams, who have put in place specific devices to facilitate the accessibility of transport and lifting equipment, the operations could be conducted with full success.