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SHIPPINGNEWS ROUND-UP more news at www.heavyliftpfi.com NEWS in BRIEF


P1 trio to join SAL fleet SAL Heavy Lift will add three P1-type ships to its fleet during the first quarter of 2020. Hanna (built 2011), Klara (built 2012) and Lisa (built 2011) are all geared with two 400-tonne capacity cranes, plus an additional 120-tonne lifting capacity crane.


Competitors snap up Zeamarine tonnage O


ver the past month, Germany-based Zeamarine has undergone a managerial restructure and a number of its vessels have


found new operators. During December, chief commercial officer


Dominik Stehle abruptly left the carrier, along with co-founder Jan Hendrik Többe. Sven Lundehn of Bremen-based tax consultant Alldatax, who was involved in Beluga Shipping’s insolvency process, was brought in to steer the company. The carrier moved to allay concerns over its


future, stating that “we can provide assurance that our company is performing and our shareholders are committed to their support for the continuation of our business.” By mid-January, a swathe of Zeamarine


tonnage had joined new operators. United Heavy Lift (UHL) took on 12 multipurpose


vessels, including nine 2018/19-built Eco Lifters that were originally ordered by Intermarine. The 14,058 dwt Zea 14k-900-type vessels are equipped with two 450-tonne capacity


GAC partners with BBC GAC Pindar and BBC Yacht Transport have signed a memorandum of understanding that will see the companies join forces to offer a “one- stop-shop solution” for the yacht transport industry.


UWL deck carrier launch Jiangsu Zhenjiang Shipyard has launched United Wind Logistics’ (UWL) specialised deck carrier at its shipyard in China. The 10,000 dwt ship, named Boldwind, is 148.5 m long.


cranes. Those ships had been contracted to transport some 450,000 freight tons of cargo to Port Hedland for BHP's South Flank project – the largest contract Zeamarine had secured to date. Also joining UHL’s fleet are Zea Mahawali and


Zea Kelani. These vessels will be renamed Veronica and Valentina, respectively, and will serve on UHL’s West Africa service. Another ship, named Spring, will be taken over by UHL in February. Weco Shipping also confirmed that three


multipurpose ships – Ellensborg, Billesborg and Brattingsborg – had been redelivered. Two of those vessels are now on time charter


agreements with BBC Chartering. The carrier has since chartered four further ships that were previously sailing for Zeamarine. A spokesperson for BBC said that two F500


ships and four E/F vessels, all of which have a deadweight of approximately 12,500 tonnes, have been added to the fleet. The 2016-built Industrial Skipper also joined dship Carriers’ fleet during January.


Wijnne Barends opts for LNG newbuilds These technologies will be


Wijnne Barends placed an order with China’s WuHu Shipyard for four shortsea cargo ships featuring LNG propulsion systems from Wärtsilä. The LNGPac storage and


supply system will be installed below deck. Wärtsilä’s Opti Design capabilities allows the propeller and HP nozzle to align directly with the vessel’s hull.


www.heavyliftpfi.com Six previously ordered


supported via Wärtsilä’s Data Collection Unit (WDCU), which use cloud-based services and remote monitoring to optimise operability, fuel economy, and periodic maintenance. The first 5,800 dwt vessel


should be delivered during autumn 2021 and will operate in the Baltic and North Seas.


vessels for Wijnne Barends, which is part of the Spliethoff Group, are already under construction. These are being fitted with Wärtsilä main engines and CPP propellers. The second of those six 4,200


dwt newbuilds, Lady Hestia, was delivered by an Indian shipyard on January 7, 2020.


OHT wins Dogger status Offshore Heavy Transport (OHT) has been selected as the preferred supplier for foundation installation at the Dogger Bank offshore wind farm.


Olsen awarded EDF work Fred. Olsen Windcarrier has been awarded a contract by EDF Renewables for the transport and installation of 54 wind turbines for the Neart na Gaoithe offshore wind farm, located off the Scottish coastline, UK.


Spliethoff newbuilds Conoship International has signed a contract with Mawei Shipyard for the design of two multipurpose B-type vessels for Spliethoff Group.


Mann Lines in Rotterdam Mann Lines has added a call at the port of Rotterdam to its regular ro-ro service. The service originates in Harwich, UK, and was due to call at Rotterdam’s Broekman Distriport on January 22.


MSC integrates biofuel Container shipping giant MSC has started to use biofuel in its vessels calling at Rotterdam. Having trialled a 10 percent biofuel blend in 2019, MSC is now incorporating a 30 percent blend into its routine operations.


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