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SAL Heavy Lift arrives with special transport

The shipping company SAL Heavy Lift called on the port of Rotterdam today to deliver 14 new vessels built by the Damen Shipyards Group. The freighter mv Svenja moored at the Rotterdam Offshore Group’s facility in Waalhaven around three o'clock in the afternoon. On board, the ship was carrying eight pontoons and six tugs. Several of the vessels had a length of no less than 63 metres.

Mv Svenja’s voyage to Rotterdam started on 30 August in Shanghai. Here, the freighter loaded eight pontoons on board. After this, the ship set course for Vietnam, where it picked up six tugs. The vessels are intended for sale.

What kinds of cargo are put through the port of Rotterdam?

This is by no means the first time that Damen has transported a variety of vessels by ship to Rotterdam. The port regularly handles over-dimensional and heavy-lift cargo. Operations like this require careful planning and are a precision job. Spacious port basins, outstanding service providers, specialised terminals and experienced personnel mean that no cargo is too large, complex or heavy to be handled in Europe’s leading breakbulk port.

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