Below are just three examples from hundreds of similar contracts, that illustrate Steamship Maritimes’ levels of expertise in this particular area of shipping.
Ascension Island Project:
The shipment of 110,000 freight tonnes of mixed general cargoes including mobile plant equipment, prefabricated buildings, aggregates, steels, cranes, tools and containers etc. The Ascension Island has no port/harbour therefore all cargo was landed utilising beach landing craft onto a roadway created by steel beach matting. All vessel securing systems, loading, cargo handling and discharging facilities were designed and operated by our own in-house marine personnel.
M25 Motorway Project:
The shipment of 65,000 freight tonnes of prefabricated steel from an Italian port to the site of the M25 in the UK (Gade Valley Viaduct). All of the steel sections were out of gauge, therefore we chartered seven specialised, heavy-lift vessels, with inland transport from Tilbury to site being completed by the use of police accompanied specialised low loader vehicles. All cargo handling/loading /discharge systems were developed and operated by our own in-house team.
The shipment of two of the largest helicopters in the world (MIL-26) from a liner in Larnaca to a liner at Bintulu. The aircraft had to be prepared for sea shipment involving, the removal of the rotor blades, securing all vents, the design and usage of purpose built loading and discharging systems and the creation of a custom built protection unit to house the delicate rotor blades. This also involved the specialised stowage of certain spares within the fuselages, in order to ensure a level lift/discharge. All logistics, equipment and systems were planned and operated by our own personnel.