Latest news from Heavy Lift & Project Forwarding International Magazine

RollDock and SAL form dock vessel pool

Effective April 1, 2018, RollDock and SAL Heavy Lift will establish a shipping pool for dock vessels.

In what the companies claim is a world's first, the pool will consist of six geared dock vessels, managed by RollDock and SAL, providing specialised support for ro-ro and flo-flo heavy lift cargoes.

Five of the vessels will come from the existing RollDock fleet, including S and ST class vessels, plus one Combi Dock I ship from SAL Heavy Lift's fleet.

Martin Harren, managing director of SAL, said: "Through a consolidation, we will see a better utilisation of the vessels and because we share our network of offices and agents, we can offer global representation of heavy shipping disciplines."

The pool, according to RollDock ceo Paul Könst, will offer a competitive yet high quality heavy transport service. Justin Archard, commercial director at SAL, added: "SAL wants to keep its place in the ro-ro and flo-flo market, however we also realise that our core service is lift operations. Whenever clients look for heavy transportation - with lifting, rolling or floating services or a combination - our setup offers them a one-stop shop."

Both companies will also continue independently and operate vessels outside the pool.

 

www.sal-heavylift.com 

www.roll-group.com

Heavy Lift | News

FROM THE MAGAZINE: Road rules drive cargoes on to rail thumbnail image

FROM THE MAGAZINE: Road rules drive cargoes on to rail

June 24 - Germany is seeing more project cargoes switching to rail as road regulations are more strictly enforced, while in Russia the sheer distances involved ensure the economic advantages of rail, writes Yvonne Mulder.
Views: 280
Qatar Airways boosts B777 capacity thumbnail image

Qatar Airways boosts B777 capacity

June 24 - Qatar Airways Cargo has placed an order for five Boeing 777 freighters, enabling it to establish additional trade routes and increase capacity on key trade lanes.
Views: 310
Hareket calls on Enerpac for thermal project thumbnail image

Hareket calls on Enerpac for thermal project

June 24 - Hareket Heavy Lifting and Project Transportation has installed two sets of gas turbines and generators at the Takhiatash thermal power plant in Uzbekistan using an Enerpac SBL1100 telescopic hydraulic gantry.
Views: 323

Heavy Lift Across The World

Discover heavy lift and project logistics industry news from around the world by region.