Black Marlin delivers 18 hulls in Rotterdam

Boskalis’ semisubmersible heavy load carrier Black Marlin arrived in Rotterdam this week delivering 18 hulls for inland vessels. The vessel is currently located at Maasvlakte 2 where it will be unloaded next week. 

The 18 prefabricated hulls are destined for shipbuilder Damen. The cargo consists of 17 prefabricated hulls for inland vessels and a Damen crane barge.

The hulls will be offloaded by the Rotterdam-based floating crane specialist Bonn & Mees, who will be deploying three crane vessels of the job. Offloading is planned to commence on August 20 and will take seven workdays.

Boskalis’ heavy load carriers have brought shipments like these to the Port of Rotterdam before. The Netherlands has the biggest inland shipping fleet of Europe and a large shipbuilding industry dedicated to this sector.

Loading of the 18 hulls in Asia. (Photo: Port of Rotterdam/Boskalis)
With its floating cranes, Bonn& Mees has created a unique heavy-lift proposition in the port of Rotterdam. (Photo: Bonn&Mees)

Author: Tobias Pieffers

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