Zeamarine wins contract to move oversized cargo to Australian mine
ZEAMARINE has clinched a large ocean transportation contract from Schenker Australia Pty Ltd for the BHP South Flank Project in western Australia
ZEAMARINE has clinched a large ocean transportation contract from Schenker Australia Pty Ltd for the BHP South Flank Project in western Australia. The project scope encompasses the transportation of 450,000 freight tons of mainly heavy and oversized modules from China to Port Hedland in western Australia.
Located in the Pilbara, western Australia, the BHP South Flank Project will become one of the largest integrated mine sites in the world.
Schenker said that it selected Zeamarine, a Bremen, Germany-based specialised carrier for heavy lift, breakbulk and project cargoes, due to its 'brand new fleet of environmentally-friendly vessels that will be utilised for the project, as well as the overall execution proposal offered by Zeamarine,' said Schenker Australia's projects director Frank Vogel.
'On behalf of our client BHP, we look forward to a successful partnership with the Zeamarine team and a seamless execution of the module shipping programme to the highest safety and environmental standards that are available in the heavy lift market today,' said Mr Vogel.
Zeamarine will utilise its newly-built ZEA 14k-900 vessel type for the execution of the project. The F-900 vessels were delivered between 2018 and 2019 and are among the most fuel-efficient and technologically advanced multi-purpose tonnage on the water today, a company statement said.
'We are extremely proud of this major award, which represents the largest contract awarded to Zeamarine since its inception. The ZEA 14k-900 vessel class has proven again to be a valuable asset and we are pleased that our clients recognise the value of these modern and ecologically-friendly vessels,' said Zeamarine chief commercial officer Dominik Stehle.