How to move a dredger

From the Netherlands to the Deadsea


Moving your cargo across borders with AFS project experts

AFS Project Cargo Experts help you in moving your heavy lift and break-bulk shipments across borders. The AFS team has expertise in handling gigantic cargo and our shipment from the Netherlands to the Dead Sea is an example to show how we handle such shipments.

The Problem: How to transport a huge dredger all the way to the Dead Sea in Jordan from the Netherlands. A client asked AFS to move a dredger (1630 tons) from a river in the Netherlands to the Dead Sea in Jordan.

The Solutions: AFS disassembled the huge dredger into 348 separate pieces. That resulted in many medium to large-sized items to gigantic parts of 30 meters wide and up to 7 meters high. We transported all these separate components by ships and on trucks over rivers, seas, and deserts to their final destination: the Jordanian Dead Sea. During transport, the AFS team had to solve challenges 24/7, Such as by-passing bridges thru the dessert, lifting low hanging powerlines and extreme weather conditions in Jordan.

The Final Result: Another thankful and satisfied client; their dredger is in full service in the Dead Sea. 

Because of the AFS team’s expertise and the reliability of our partners, AFS managed to get the job done without delay. Our strategy is to provide an individual approach to every project supported by a detailed analysis of conditions and requirements.


Dimensions: 73 x 13 x 10 meter


Challenge #1

The new port of Aqaba was still unfinished.

Challenge #2

On the way to the Dead Sea, electric wires had to be lifted.

Challenge #3

3 bypasses had to be build to pass bridges.

Because to AFS know how and the reliability of our partners, AFS managed to get the job done without delay.


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Contact with AFS

AFS Freight Solutions
Rotterdam office

Pastoriestraat 1c
3195 HT Pernis-Rotterdam
The Netherlands

VAT-no: NL800616327B01
Trade register Rotterdam: 24138049

AFS Freight Solutions
Amsterdam airport office

Prestwickweg 88
1118 LB Schiphol

The Netherlands

VAT-no: NL818399399B01
Trade register Rotterdam: 24420585