Strategic Marine shipyard has contracted WIND to coordinate the transport of two newbuild catamaran ferries from their yard in Vungtau, Vietnam to Harlingen in the Netherlands.
The scope of the contract is all-inclusive; including the selection and chartering services of a semi-submersible transport vessel for ocean carriage as well as local towage arrangements.
Commenting on this first contract between the two companies, WIND commercial director Erik Thomas says: “We are very pleased to be working with Strategic Marine. After looking carefully at their requirements, we have arranged semi-submersible transport for these two new ferries with shipping company Pan Ocean, who will be mobilising one of their specialist heavy-lift vessels for the task.”
Loading of the two vessels will take place between June and August 2018 from Strategic Marine’s yard in Vungtau, Vietnam.
Although WIND is most well-known for its subsea cable transport, storage and logistics services, it is also an established shipping company: owning, managing and operating four general cargo and cable recovery vessels. In addition, WIND has an extensive track record for vessel chartering and cargo brokerage.
“This is a real door-to-door solution – we will be taking care of every aspect of the vessel shipment with overall project management that includes all the necessary permits.”