Latest news from Heavy Lift & Project Forwarding International Magazine

Dutch ship management venture created

December 28 - Thorco Shipping Holland has reached an agreement with Navigia and Feederlines to join forces in a new technical ship management venture, which will represent four brands: Thorco Projects, Navigia, Feederlines and Peak.

"This change will bring a lot of challenges for everyone involved, but we are confident that together we will be able to meet current demands we encounter in a far better way," said managing director of Thorco Shipping Holland, Otto Torenbosch.

"We believe that with this new joint venture we have created the right setup to attack the current and coming challenges in the market for the upcoming period."

Thorco Holland is currently managing a fleet of 21 vessels, and the new joint venture company will have a total of 65 vessels under ship management, said a statement.

Thorco Holland's 14 members of staff will join the 42 personnel from Feederlines/Navigia's facilities in Groningen. 

Earlier this year Feederlines was separated from its former shareholder, Reederei Hartmann in Leer, and is now 100 percent owned by Jan van der Laan. Navigia is owned by Jan van Breden and Eric Bos. Both companies merged their management activities earlier this year.

At the beginning of December, the technical management for six Abis B-type 3,800 dwt open-top vessels was awarded to Navigia/Feederlines by the ships' new owners, Peak Norway, according to Thorco Shipping.

HLPFI reported on November 4 that ships within Abis Shipping's fleet were going under the hammer, after the bank pulled its financial support for the vessels.

Torenbosch, who joined Thorco Holland in 2014, previously served as managing director of Abis Shipping from 2007 to 2010.

 

According to Peak Norway's website, it operates a fleet of six ex-Abis ships, including Abis Bremen (pictured).

 

www.thorcoshipping.com

www.feederlines.nl

www.navigia.nl 

www.peakgroup.no

www.abisshipping.nl

Heavy Lift | News

Still time to enter ESTA Awards  thumbnail image

Still time to enter ESTA Awards 

January 17 - The deadline to enter the 2020 ESTA Awards of Excellence, which will be held on the evening of April 23 at the Postillion Hotel Amsterdam in the Netherlands, has been extended to January 25, 2020. 
Views: 410
Wijnne Barends opts for LNG newbuilds  thumbnail image

Wijnne Barends opts for LNG newbuilds 

January 17 - Wijnne Barends, based in the Netherlands, has placed an order with China’s WuHu Shipyard for four shortsea cargo ships featuring LNG propulsion and battery storage systems.
Views: 584
Bati handles yacht move  thumbnail image

Bati handles yacht move 

January 17 - Bati Group has coordinated the transport of a yacht from Turkey to Greece. 
Views: 548
Methanex hat trick for Mammoet thumbnail image

Methanex hat trick for Mammoet

January 17 - Methanex has awarded the levee crossing and heavy haul scope of work for the construction of its Geismar 3 methanol plant in Louisiana, USA to Mammoet.
Views: 539

Heavy Lift Across The World

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