Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Heavy Lift and Project Freight Group Expand in Europe

New Monaco Office for German Company with Specialist Fleet
Shipping News Feature

MONACO – GERMANY – Hansa Heavy Lift, the Hamburg headquartered out of gauge specialist group owned by US based Oaktree Capital Management, has continued with its ongoing expansion plans with the opening of a new regional office for the South European market covering France, Italy and Spain and based in Monaco. In February we reported how the heavy lift cargo company had pushed its way into the Chinese project freight market with a new office in Shanghai.

The latest facility is managed by Walter Prosetti, Head of South Europe, Hansa Heavy Lift, who has over 35 years’ experience in the maritime and logistics sector. The company believes the new venture will allow it to take greater advantage of markets across Southern Europe and enable the team to support its customers in real time. Joerg Roehl, Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) and Managing Director, Hansa Heavy Lift commented:

“Monaco is in a strategic location which is perfectly positioned to serve South Europe in conjunction with our EMEA headquarters in Hamburg. We continue to see increased demand from across Southern Europe for bigger and more challenging cargoes especially in the offshore sector. Hansa Heavy Lift is ideally able to meet these evolving demands as customers are looking for a partner with a solid safety record and sound engineering experience.

“Our specialised in-house team of naval architects, structural engineers and welding engineers with shipyard, offshore and installation background are a benefit for our customers. Our young fleet of vessels is equipped with cranes that have a combined lifting capacity of up to 1,400 tonnes, so that we can operate independently of local infrastructure no matter what the obstacle.”