Monday, April 1, 2019

Another Heavy Lift Maritime Freight Cooperation as German Group Moves Into Spanish Market

Two International Partners Launch New Venture from Madrid Base
Shipping News Feature
SPAIN – Just a few days after we heard of a tie up between two ocean heavy lift freight operators, and just three months after the insolvency of Hans Heavy Lift demonstrated the pressure on the sector, comes the news that German group SAL Heavy Lift GmbH has today commenced operations with a new venture in Spain together with its business partner Grupo Davila, a shipping company with over a century of history and a strong international presence in South America. Justin Archard, Chief Operating Officer of SAL Heavy Lift, explained:

“With Davila Group, we saw the right partner to advance this concept. We have worked with the Davila Group and family for a long time, and the timing and opportunity for this step suited us both. Davila has been a significant part of the Spanish shipping industry for more than 100 years and I have no doubt that we have the best possible partner to help develop the SAL brand in the Spanish market.”

The partners say the concept is a new one for both of them incorporating the most relevant elements of each company to create a dedicated and client focused service offering in the local market. Eduardo Davila, President of Davila Group, commented:

“I am honoured to have SAL as a close business partner and to be able to present SAL Heavy Lift, Spain to the Spanish market. We share the same passion for shipping and both companies represents the best of shipping within our respective fields. I am confident that with the closer ties we are creating between us, we will provide the best possible service to our clients wherever they are in Spain.”

Heading up the new operation will be Carlos Claramunt Lebrón who comes with 15 years of experience within the maritime sector, 5 years of them in heavy lift shipping. A qualified Naval Architect. Carlos can connect sales and marketing with deep technical knowledge and understanding. SAL Heavy Lift, Spain will reside in Madrid.

Photo: The SAL heavy lift ship MV Trina discharges bridge parts in Norway at night.