Category: Project Cargo Summit 2018

Project Cargo Summit gathers 800 professionals

On 12th and 13th September Nieuwsblad Transport organized the first edition of the Project Cargo Summit. The Project Cargo Summit, held in the RDM Onderzeebootloods in Rotterdam, combined a high level conference, an exhibition, workshops and the first Project Cargo Dinner. Thanks to the support of Port of Rotterdam and prominent companies from the project… Read more ›

HARTEL – Your black sea partner

From our office in Oostvoorne our dedicated staff operates a modern Dutch fleet of 6 identical coaster-mpp tweendeckers (Damen Combi Freighter 3850) with removable tweendecks – full cover – and bulkheads. We ship almost all commodities which do not fit into the standard containers. We invite you to step on board with us in the… Read more ›

First decommissioning job for new Apollo

GeoSea, a subsidiary of Belgian dredging, environmental and marine engineering group company DEME, has taken delivery of the self-propelled jack-up vessel Apollo, that was built in Croatia. In Flushing (Vlissingen) it has been mobilised for its first assignment: decommissioning of the Q1 Halfweg unmanned gas platform in the Dutch sector of the North Sea. The… Read more ›

Hansa Heavy Lift transports giant carousel

Hansa Heavy Lift has transported a giant carousel together with eight reels, weighing a total of 3,508 metric tonnes, from Newcastle to Lagos in Nigeria. It was destined for the Egina Oil Field. The voyage took place on board of the super heavy lift vessel HHL Lagos, which was mobilised in Rotterdam to prepare the… Read more ›

Zeaborn merges ship management Rickmers and E.R. Schiffahrt

Zeaborn has consolidated the recently acquired ship managers Rickmers Shipmanagement and E.R. Schiffahrt in the new company Zeaborn Ship Management. The latter now manages the second-largest fleet of multipurpose vessels in the world. The total fleet of the new company comprises more than 150 container ships, bulk carriers and multipurpose vessels and has almost 5,000… Read more ›

Damen: upgrade ‘Stena Don’ is a sign of recovery offshore

Damen Verolme Rotterdam (DVR) has been commissioned by Stena Drilling to perform an upgrade of the semi-submersible drilling rig ‘Stena Don’. The colossal rig (96 by 67 metres) needs to be fitted with an eight-point mooring system and the hull requires reinforcement to comply with stricter safety legislation. The extensive project will expectedly take about… Read more ›

Boskalis terminates substantial part of heavy cargo fleet


In the coming year, maritime contractor Boskalis will terminate a substantial part of its loss-making heavy cargo fleet. The Papendrecht-based group announced this on Thursday morning on the publication of its half-year results. Following a one-off charge of 397 million euros by Boskalis, mainly related to goodwill and vessels, the net operating profit of 34.5… Read more ›

Project Cargo in the Port of Rotterdam (video)

In anticipation of the Project Cargo Summit we ran in to an impressive video of a current project in the Port of Rotterdam. It shows the complexity of project cargo operations. The diffrent operating parties in the Port of Rotterdam work together to get the cargo handled perfectly. More on this project and serveral insights… Read more ›

Brexit and project cargo

In anticipation of the Project Cargo Summit we spoke to Roy van Eijsden (WSP). In the video he emphasizes that despite the fact that the project cargo market is growing, you need to stay on top of things. According to him it is not a given that the market will keep on growing forever. He… Read more ›

Broekman Logistics optimistic about project cargo market

In anticipation of the Project Cargo Summit we visited key partner Broekman Logistics in Rotterdam. Rik Pek, Managing Director at Broekman Logistics and also speaker at the summit showed us his terminal. In the video he shares his insights in market developments and his expectations for the summit.