04 December 2017

Heavy Lift Vessel Specialist Hits New High Shipping Variety of Pleasure and Freight Vessels  

Forty Five Yachts Moved in a Single Consignment

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Shipping News Feature GERMANY – WORLDWIDE – Our photograph shows an impressive first for project shipping specialists Hansa Heavy Lift which says it has strengthened its position in the floating unit market after successfully completing a series of shipments in the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Africa. The moves included the transportation of 45 yachts in one consignment, as well as the safe delivery of two oversized barges and three tugs.

The consignment of 45 yachts was recorded as the largest number of yachts shipped on a single vessel for Peters & May, the specialist shipper of luxury craft, and took place aboard HHL New York, with the journeys originating in the USA and the Caribbean and concluding in the UK and Germany, coordinated by the UK based bespoke logistics provider.

Hansa Heavy Lift crews worked with Peters & May’s expert loadmasters to load the yachts with their masts up at Port Everglades in Florida, USA, St Thomas, and Antigua, and delivered them to the ports of Southampton, UK, and Bremerhaven, Germany. Simon Judson, Global Operations Director, Peters & May Group, commented:

“Working with a trusted partner, such as Hansa Heavy Lift on key projects such as this, means all stages of the operation – from planning to execution – are flawlessly executed. Both teams’ high attention to detail allowed us to provide the optimum service our clients expect. We look forward to working with Hansa Heavy Lift on exciting projects in the future.”

Hansa Heavy Lift also transported a bunker barge from Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada, to Mazatlán, Mexico, and a petroleum barge from Antwerp, Belgium to Banana, Democratic Republic of Congo. HHL Tokyo delivered the bunker barge, which measured 53.37 metres long by 12.49 metres wide by 14 metres high, and weighed 516 metric tonnes, whilst HHL Venice transported the petroleum barge, measuring 71.65 metres long by 12.30 metres wide by 6.90 metres high, and weighed 410 metric tonnes.

The heavy lift specialist also transported three tugs from Singapore to Russia on board HHL New York. The heaviest tug measured 33.7 metres long by 10.6 metres wide by an enormous 22.3 metres high, and weighing 467 metric tonnes. Emek Ersin Takmaz, Head of Projects, Engineering Department, Hansa Heavy Lift, observed:

“This project was a race against time, which required us to find an efficient and cost-effective solution to be able to lift the tugs and transport them safely on our vessel. Tailor-made steel structures were designed and suitable lifting solutions developed for each tug by our in-house engineers.

“We see much potential in the floating unit market. Our very adaptable heavy lift ships and engineering know-how ensures we are able to meet our customers’ bespoke requirements globally, no matter the challenges.”

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