As interest in renewable energy grows, one 3PL is betting big on wind power. Casper, Wyo.-based third-party logistics service provider (3PL) Transportation Partners and Logistics LLC (TP&L) recently announced it had acquired two cranes that are capable of handling oversized and overweight cargo. The firm says the newly acquired equipment will allow it to load and offload items like 200-foot-long turbine components for wind power projects throughout North America.
TP&L bought a Liebherr LR 1300 SX crawler crane for its largest distribution center, located in Garden City, Kan., and a Terex HC 285 crawler crane for its Enid, Okla., location. Together, the new cranes will enable TP&L to provide such services as offloading wind tower components and transformers from rail to truck while in the yard, the firm said. The cranes will also allow the company to move, store, and deliver exceptionally large equipment to job sites, TP&L said.