October 29 - Effective November 1, the headquarters of Combi Lift will move to Bremen, with the shipping line's technical and engineering work coming together with its chartering and operations activities under one roof. The company's office in Steinkirch

The company's owners J. Poulsen Shipping (JPS) and Harren & Partner (H&P) say that having established Combi Lift within the arena for the ocean transportation of heavy lift and project cargoes, a new strategy is required "in order to be stronger and adapt to the market."

The owners state that this development will strengthen Combi Lift's ability to respond to the precise needs and requirements of its clients.

Harren & Partner's logistics and engineering experts with their specialised equipment will also form part of the new team, enabling Combi Lift to become a real one-stop-shop for site-to-site transportation of large and heavy components.
Concurrently, H&P and JPS will jointly establish Combi Dock Chartering in Korsoer, Denmark.

This company will be the specialised set-up for chartering and operation of the semi-submersible COMBI DOCK (I + III) vessels, as well as for the Patria and Parida. The highly specialised commercial and operational management of these ships will continue to be undertaken from Korsoer, as well as branch offices in Houston and Singapore.
H&P and JPS are both maintaining their respective shareholdings in the jointly developed fleet of heavy lift and semi-submersible vessels.