The vessels being loaded in Nantong, China in early January. Photo courtesy Damen
Here are some photos showing a heavy lift ship’s arrival in Rotterdam with a cargo of pontoons, barges and tugboats from China.
The cargo of 16 new vessels was shipped by Damen Shipyards Group using the ZPMC’s 232-meter Zhen Hua 28 semi-submersible, which departed Nantong, China in the beginning of January. The cargo includes eleven Stan Pontoons® of six different models, a custom-built “spill” pontoon, two Stan tugs (including a 1205 and a 1305) and two Damen “Shoalbusters”. Damen says that the vessels were all built-for-stock at several shipyards throughout China, which guarantees short delivery times for clients.
The photos show the Zhen Hua 28’s arrival on Monday, March 9, 2015 at the Port of Rotterdam’s Calandkanaal.
Photos below (c) Leo S.
PS – Ok. So pontoons, barges and tugs may not technically be classified as a ships, but “A Ship Carrying Pontoons, Barges and Tugs” doesn’t have the same ring to it.
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