Worldwide Project Consortium

Albacor Shipping from the USA goes pink with heavy transformer

Aug 13, 2013

Probably the last thing people would ever think of when it comes to the color pink is a barge. Pink Floyd, Pink Panther, etc., yes but a pink barge?

Wanting to raise cancer awareness within the barge industry Ceres Barge Line constructed a hot pink barge. The barge, BIG HOPE 1, was launched at Jeffersonville, Indiana. Ceres chose Mary Crowley Cancer Research Center in Dallas, TX to be the recipient of any donations stemming from BIG HOPE 1.

Albacor Shipping, a BNSF Logistics / Berkshire Hathaway company, member to the WWPC for the USA, was not only a sponsor but the Albacor Banning, CA office transported a 526000 Lbs. / 35' x 12'8 x 16' transformer from New Orleans to Mt. Vernon with BIG HOPE 1. At Mt Vernon the transformer was trans-loaded to a 12 axle FD 36' deck railcar and transported to its final destination in Lewis Center, Ohio.