Apr 12, 2018  CEE

Mobile harbor cranes sail to Africa with SAL Heavy Lift

SAL Heavy Lift, member to the Cargo Equipment Experts (CEE) network in Germany, transported three mobile harbor cranes from Antwerp to Abidjan and Tema on their MV “Amoenitas“.

The complete shipment was stowed onboard in fully erected position and included 2 x mobile harbor cranes type GHMK 6470B with specifications of 63.05 x 14.50 x 32.8 m each and a weight of 445 ton each from Antwerp to Abidjan and 1 x Mobile Harbor Crane Type GHMK 8412 with specifications of 72.35 x 15 x 47.2 m and a weight of 641 ton for Tema.

This shipment utilized the newly introduced SAL Heavy Lift regular service to Africa linking West, South and East Africa with North Europe, the Arabian Gulf and Indian sub-Continent.

Scheduled to provide clients a minimum of two sailings per month in each direction via The Cape of Good Hope, SAL’s famous service quality will now reach even further and offer clients even more options including calls to either North / South America or Australia on inducement.

SAL views a regular Africa service as a logical extension of its existing regular North Europe to Far East service (via Suez) which has been providing clients with high quality engineered shipping services for over 35 years.

Jürgen Kuntz, Head of the Africa Chartering Desk at SAL says of the move: “At SAL our reputation for strong, reliable and effective solutions is well-established. We have considerable knowledge of African operations and excellent partners across the Continent and we hope to build on this with our new venture; not only by offering shipping services but as well providing logistics capabilities and technical, on-site support and consultancy through our sister company, SAL Engineering.”


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