Cometto's commitment to capacity and quality

Cometto transportationCometto's new series of modular self-propelled transporters were launched at bauma 2016. (Image source: Cometto)Transportation system specialist Cometto manufactures self-propelled electronic modular trailers (MSPE) that help logistics companies form a complete transport system for roll-on/roll-off (ro-ro) operations and heavy cargo projects

The company's MSPE portfolio encompasses several product ranges with different characteristics, dimensions and payloads, while maintaining core commonalities that allow full interchangeability among the different product lines. Cometto's MSPE systems enable operators to achieve the highest payloads because of features such as tubeless tires, which offer clear advantages over filled tires with respect to durability and ground aggression.

Launched at bauma 2016, Cometto's new series of modular self-propelled transporters with electronic steering (MSPE Evo3) reaffirms the company's commitment to performance and quality, and its ambition to keep offering the highest load capacity in the market. In particular, MSPE Evo3 offers an increased technical axle load capacity (70 tonnes) over the predecessor model MSPE Evo2. However, MSPE Evo2 continues to deliver distinct gains to operators globally. Evo2 boasts: outstanding frame capacity, which grants high strength; air inflated tubeless tyres; dual link suspension; and of course compatibility with all previous Cometto MSPEs. The wide choice of payloads and layouts available to Evo2 operators is a definite advantage, especially when the full interchangeability among models is combined with the extensive range of power packs designed for the system.

The MSPE Evo2 has been deployed for specialised transport in locations as diverse as Panama and Italy. Most recently, an Evo2 fleet was deployed in South Korea, where it was the first-ever attempt at transporting a gigantic ship block (approx 14,750 tonnes) at Goseong. The ship block was manufactured by Samkang MNT for the Japanese company IHI-B/W Catcher FPSO FTB Transport, which awarded the transport project to KCTC International Ltd, which provides air and ocean logistics services. KCTC in turn subcontracted the project work to Anjeon, Dae Myung and Global - three Cometto customers, each with Evo2 fleets.

Each company contributed 108 axle lines, amounting to a total of 54 units of Cometto MSPE Evo2 six-axle transporters (or 324 axles) driven by 12 power pack units (at 335kW each), putting into operation an impressive total gross weight technical capacity of 19,440 tonnes.

Cometto demonstrated its commitment to success by providing personnel to support Anjeon, Dae Myung and Global in its work for KCTC. The project itself received a great deal of attention from the shipbuilding industry because of its significance, and also because of the excellent performance of the MSPE Evo2 transporters.

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