rss icon Subscribe
desktop mobile

RollDock, SAL Heavy Lift Form Dock Vessels Pool

(Photo: RollDock)

RollDock and SAL Heavy Lift announced plans to join forces for roll-on/roll-off and float-in/float-out heavy lift cargoes, saying they will launch a "world's first" pool for dock vessels from April 1, 2018.

The pool will consist of the combined fleet of six vessels and will be managed by RollDock with SAL providing specialized heavy break bulk cargo support. Five of the vessels comes from the existing RollDock fleet (S and ST class vessels) and one from SAL (Combi Dock I).
Both companies will also continue independently and operate vessels outside the pool.
"Both SAL and RollDock stands for superior shipping solutions in their respective fields, where we place the engineering part of our work at the forefront," said RollDock CEO, Paul Könst. "With our pool, we will be offering a competitive yet high quality heavy transport service."
SAL Managing Director, Martin Harren, said, "Between RollDock and SAL, we quickly saw the advantages of working together. Through a consolidation, we will see a better utilization of the vessels and because we share our network of offices and agents, we can offer global representation of heavy shipping disciplines."
SAL Commercial Director, Justin Archard, added, "SAL wants to keep its place in the roll-on/roll-off and float-in/float-out market, however we also realize that our core service is lift operations. Whenever clients look for heavy transportation - with lifting, rolling or floating services or a combination - our setup offers them a one-stop-shop."

Feb 12, 2018

 

News

HMM to Order 20 Mega Containerships

(File photo: Hyundai Merchant Marine)

South Korea’s largest shipping line Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) announced it will order 20 new

Remote Control Gantry Cranes for Felixstowe Port

Two new remote-controlled gantry cranes have been delivered to the Port of Felixstowe Photo Felixstowe Port

The Port of Felixstowe has taken delivery of its first two remote control ship-to-shore gantry

Pirate Attacks Worsen in Gulf of Guinea - IMB

Photo courtesy ICC

A surge in armed attacks against ships around West Africa is pushing up global levels of piracy

People & Company News

Van Oord: Christening of SRI Vessel Bravenes Marks Jubilee Year

Photo: Van Oord

The latest addition to the Van Oord fleet was unveiled Monday 21 May at the Wilhelminakade in

Costa Cruises to Grow Capacity by 43 Percent by 2021

Photo: Costa Cruises

Costa Cruises is continuing to expand and renew its fleet of ships flying the Italian flag.

Luerssen Creates Shipbuilding JV

Photo: Lürssen Shipyards

One of the world’s leading shipbuilders, Luerssen, has teamed with Australian engineering and

Maritime Apps