Spliethoff Adds More Secondhand Vessels to Its Fleet
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Dutch shipping company Spliethoff Group has added more of the former Hansa Heavy Lift vessels, expanding its fleet with a total of ten units.
The company recently took over the 20,100 dwt Pietersgracht (HHL Kobe) and four 19,450 dwt units, namely Pijlgracht (HHL Lagos), Poolgracht (HHL Fremantle), Pauwgracht (HHL Richards Bay) and Paleisgracht (HHL Tokyo).
Earlier in 2019, the company acquired the 12,750 dwt Hudsongracht (HHL Elbe), Humbergracht (HHL Tyne), Heerengracht (HHL Amur) and Houtmangracht (HHL Mississippi). These vessels were added to Spliethoff’s H-Type series, now consisting of five vessels in total. The heavy lift vessel Prinsengracht (HHL New York) also joined the company’s fleet.
Spliethoff said that all vessels are or will be reflagged to Dutch flag/register.
In cooperation with heavy transport operator BigLift Shipping, the company operates over 70 multipurpose and heavy lift vessels for the breakbulk, project and heavy transport markets.