Three-day journey from Rotterdam to Düsseldorf
The ships embarked on their journey up the Rhine in Rotterdam, Netherlands, on 2nd January. The pushing boat Catherina 4 provided the necessary propulsion to ensured that the pontoon reached the Düsseldorf fair ground with a maximum speed of 4.7 knots (8.7 kmh) in just over three days. In the early morning of Thursday it reached its destination with its valuable cargo. There, the experienced logistics experts from Kuehne and Nagel were quickly on the scene to build a transport bridge from the ramp at the shore to the pontoon. The ships were pulled individually from the pontoon by a cable winch and then transported to their destinations in the exhibition halls.