Zeamarine and Rhenus sign agency contract at Project Cargo Summit
Today at the Project Cargo Summit in Rotterdam, multipurpose vessel operator Zeamarine and Rhenus Logistics in Rotterdam have signed a contract on stevedoring and shipping agencies after some successful trial shipments earlier this year.
“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 and discharging from and into the water,” says Zeamarine’s vice president Global Operations & Engineering Kjell Kottkamp.
Bremen-based carrier Zeamarine is the fourth largest multipurpose shipping company in the world, providing global tramp and liner services for heavy-lift, breakbulk and project cargoes. It operates a fleet of about 85 multipurpose heavy-lift vessels with cargo capacities up to 30,000 dwt and a combined lifting capacity of up to 1,400 metric tons.
Head of the Agency and Marine Department of Rhenus in Rotterdam, Mr. Stefan Venema, is happy to welcome the German carrier. “We are very glad to provide them with our agency services in all Dutch ports,” he says
Rhenus Logistics in Rotterdam is a breakbulk and heavy-lift stevedoring company with two terminals in Europe’s largest port. It is one of the top-10 agents in Rotterdam and provides services in all ports in the Netherlands. 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, is also pleased to welcome Zeamarine as a customer. “This co-operation affirms our strong ambition to be Europe’s leading breakbulk hub,” he adds.