The World of Project Cargo in SWZ|Maritime

Transporting cargo by ship can be executed by a lot of shipowners from many countries. Still, when it comes to lifting, floating or rolling special, heavy or voluminous cargo for complex projects, Dutch shipowners are at the top of the market.

Wikipedia states that project cargo ‘is a term used to broadly describe the national or international transportation of large, heavy, high value or critical (to the project they are intended for) pieces of equipment.’ The need for this type of transportation has resulted in specific ship types. Although competition of especially German and Chinese companies is on the rise, Dutch shipowners have succeeded in taking a leading role in this special branch of project cargo with medium and heavy loads through the last decade.

SWZ|Maritime’s Project Cargo Special goes into the development of multi-purpose/heavy lift vessels and the current fleet, with in-depth articles about the Roll Group and Hartman. To celebrate our new website, you can are now download this special issue by clicking the link (without having to be a subscriber): SWZ|Maritime 7/8 2019 (PDF).

Project Cargo Summit

This special has been created to coincide with our publisher’s (Promedia Group) Project Cargo Summit to take place on the 11th and 12th of September at the Onderzeebootloods (submarine hall) RDM, Rotterdam. Register now to learn all about the project cargo industry.

Picture: In October, the BigLift Barentsz transported a 11,700 mt jackup platform from Flushing, the Netherlands, to the West of Africa (cover picture of SWZ|Maritime’s July/August 2019 Project Cargo Special).

Author: Mariska Buitendijk

Mariska Buitendijk is one of SWZ|Maritime's journalists as well as the magazine's copy editor.