RollDock and SAL Heavy Lift have announced that they will join forces for roll-on/roll-off and float-in/float-out heavy lift cargoes by establishing the world’s first pool for dock vessels by April 1.
The pool will consist of the combined fleet of six vessels and will be managed by RollDock with SAL providing specialised heavy break bulk cargo support. Five of the vessels comes from the existing RollDock fleet and one from SAL, while both companies will also continue independently and operate vessels outside the pool.
“Both SAL and RollDock stands for superior shipping solutions in their respective fields, where we place the engineering part of our work at the forefront. Our companies share the same philosophy on client focus, quality, innovation and safety. With our pool, we will be offering a competitive yet high quality heavy transport service,” said Paul Könst, CEO of RollDock.
“Between RollDock and SAL, we quickly saw the advantages of working together. Through a consolidation, we will see a better utilization of the vessels and because we share our network of offices and agents, we can offer global representation of heavy shipping disciplines,” Martin Harren, managing director of SAL Heavy Lift.