February 10 - SAL Shipping and its local agent Sai Maritime & Management Ltd will host a booth at the Cargo Shop South Asia 2010 in Mumbai's World Trade Centre in late March. Its presence highlights the growing importance of Asian business to the German h

Immediately before the Mumbai exposition, the company will be showing at the AOG Australasian Oil and Gas Expo in Perth, Australia.

In terms of projects, the recent movement by SAL's MV Maria of four caissons , each 320 tonnes measuring 21 x 10 x 11.50 m in Penglai, China destined for a new mining project in Cape Preston, Australia demonstrates this importance.

The four caissons, which were contracted on a last in-first out voyage, were directly lowered into the water and installed onto foundation beneath the water surface at Cape Preston by the ship's own gear. This difficult task was handled by SAL's Shanghai office in co-operation with SAL's engineering section Lühe Engineering (see image below).

Last year the company set records by moving the heaviest-ever pieces of cargo out of Mumbai Port, India: MV Anne-Sofie (2 x 700 tonne capacity) loaded two reactors, weighing 895 tonnes (length 26.10 x width 8.10 x height 7.10 m) and 1,006 tonnes (length 29.50 x width 8.10 x height 7.40 m), manufactured at Hazira by Larsen & Toubro. The reactors were discharged at Eleusis, Greece (see image below).

2009 also saw the opening of a new SAL office in Fremantle, Western Australia to support its expanding Australasian operations. 

Don't forget to visit HLPFI at our stand at Cargo Shop South Asia 2010.