During the Project Cargo Summit in Rotterdam the breakbulk & heavy lift carrier Zeamarine and Rhenus Logistics B.V. in Rotterdam signed a contract on stevedoring and shipping agencies after some successful trial shipments earlier this year.
Vice President, Global Operations & Engineering of Zeamarine, Kjell Kottkamp, declares. “The Rhenus Deep Sea Terminal in Rotterdam is ideally located to best serve our client’s needs. With its strategic location and proximity to the North Sea, it allows our vessels to reduce turnaround times and offers our clients smooth and cost efficient handling for all kinds of cargoes including direct loading / discharging from and into the water. Rhenus terminal facilities paired with their skilled team & ‘can do’ mentality made our decision easy to appoint Rhenus Maasvlakte as preferred carriers berth in Rotterdam”.
Head of the Agency and Marine Department of Rhenus in Rotterdam, Stefan Venema, says: “We warmly welcome Zeamarine as a new customer and we are very glad to provide them our Agency services in all Dutch ports”.
Bremen based carrier Zeamarine is one of the leading providers of global tramp and liner services for the ocean transportation of heavy lift, breakbulk and project cargoes. Zeamarine is operating a fleet of about 85 multipurpose heavy lift vessels with capacities ranging between 6,300 and 30,000 dwt and a combined lifting capacity of up to 1,400 metric tons.
Rhenus Logistics B.V. in Rotterdam is an independent breakbulk and heavy lift stevedoring company with 2 terminals in Rotterdam. The Agency department is a top 10 agent in Rotterdam and provides services in all ports in the Netherlands. As part of the worldwide operating logistical company, Rhenus will support the regular calls by Zeamarine by promoting the new semi-liner service.
Twan Romeijn, the Port of Rotterdam’s new Business Manager for the Breakbulk sector adds: “The Port of Rotterdam is pleased to welcome Zeamarine as a regular customer to the port of Rotterdam. This co-operation affirms our strong ambition to be Europe’s leading breakbulk hub. We wish Zeamarine many preserved sailings to Rotterdam and that it will benefit from the existing facilities, knowledge and expertise the port of Rotterdam has to offer!”