June 20 - ALE is expanding its marine services to provide offshore barge transportation, including brokering, chartering and hire, in addition to turnkey marine operations.

ALE explained that barges will be provided from its own fleet - which includes a variety of barge classes, and its Hydro Deck pontoon - as well as in partnership with other suppliers.

Darren Adams, ALE's director - UK, explained that offering the full barge package will complement the other services of its marine engineering division, which already offers quayside and bollard analysis, ballast and mooring calculations, barge deck strength analysis, marine management and sea fastening calculations

The company will also provide engineering and project management services, as well as the design of bespoke solutions including ramps, grillages, seafastening, winches and ballast pumps.