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SAL Heavy Lift Confirms Fleet Additions for 2020


SAL Heavy Lift Confirms Fleet Additions for 2020

Three new vessels will make their debut for SAL Heavy Lift beginning in 2020. The fleet additions boast an 800t lifting capacity and will ultimately support the Harren & Partner Group member’s clients along the main trade lanes between Europe and the Far East in addition to the Africa service, all while furthering SAL’s position in heavy lift and project cargo sectors.

“The Type 171 vessels come with certain technical features such as ice class E3, equivalent to Finnish/Swedish 1A – amongst the highest in the industry,” said Karsten Behrens, Director, SAL Engineering. “The vessels also have very high crane pedestals which provide a much greater lifting height, in fact amongst the best in our fleet. In combination with the strong hydraulic hatch covers and large box-shaped holds with multiple tween deck configurations, it gives us an array of options when taking breakbulk cargo onboard.”

These vessels were confirmed in the announcement to be of the P1 Type design with an impressive amount of lifting capabilities (up to 800 tons) thanks to two 400t SWL cranes and one 120t SWL crane. Names have also been officially announced for the fleet additions: “MV Hanna”, “MV Klara” and “MV Lisa.” These names were selected after the family members of former owner and current technical ship manager, Heino Winter Group.

“I am very happy that we have been able to add these vessels to our heavy lift fleet,” added Dr. Martin Harren, CEO, SAL Heavy Lift. “This way SAL will be able to service clients who may at times look for ships that can take larger volumes of cargo in combination with heavy lift items. With SAL Engineering providing the engineering solutions and our SAL crew manning the vessels, we continue to offer our well-known SAL quality and know-how, but on a larger scale – something that I am sure clients, both new and existing, will come to appreciate.”

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Port of Baltimore Reports Record-Breaking March

Following a very successful 2018, the state-owned public marine terminals at the Helen Delich Bentley Port of Baltimore reported record-setting numbers in March including most general cargo tons in a month (1,018,274), most 20-foot containers in a month (95,82), best March on record for cars and light trucks (59,052), and the highest amount roll on/roll off cargo tons since June 2012 (96,535). The cumulative tonnage amount beat records set in May 2017 as well as surpassing the latest container record from July 2018.

Adding to the success in 2018, the Port reported handling $59.7 billion in cargo value while both state-owned public and privately-owned marine terminals were responsible for 43 million tons of international cargo. Furthermore, state-owned public terminals reported the number of TEU containers exceeded the one million mark for the first time with 1,023,152 TEU containers in 2018.

The Port of Baltimore continues its leading position in the state’s economy as it’s responsible for approximately 15,330 direct jobs while providing a salary 9.5 percent higher than Maryland’s annual wage, according to The 2017 Economic Impact of the Port of Baltimore in Maryland report. Additionally, the report states The Port is responsible for roughly $3.3 billion in personal wages and salaries and $2.6 billion in business revenues.

“Month after month, the Port of Baltimore continues to demonstrate its importance to Maryland’s economy,” said Governor Larry Hogan. “These new records reflect the industry’s confidence in our Port and its workforce, further proving that Maryland is open for business.” 

Source: Port of Baltimore

The ports of South Carolina handled increased volume of export cargo and import cargo in international trade in multiple categories.

Breakbulk Logistics Show Registration Now Open

Registration is now open for AntwerpXL – the latest and greatest show featuring logistics for RoRo, cargoes, and heavy lift, taking place in Belgium, in association with the Port of Antwerp from May 7-9. Those that register for the event throughout January will receive a free pass using the code: Jan2543

“Our fresh format will showcase innovation as well as providing the ideal platform for relaxed networking and discovering better ways of managing breakbulk cargoes,” said Mark Rimmer, Divisional Director, AntwerpXL. January not only sees the launch of event registration but also the new brand reveal for the event.”

“We believe this bold sector deserves a bold brand and partner to help it shape the future of breakbulk. We are looking forward to putting the actual logistics of breakbulk, RoRo, and heavy lift back at the heart of the conversation,” he concluded.

Speakers will be announced in the upcoming weeks.

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