Hansa Heavy Lift develops tailored solutions for floating unit customers globally


HANSA HEAVY LIFT has strengthened its position in the floating unit market after successfully completing a series of projects in the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Africa.

The moves included the transportation of 45 yachts in one consignment, as well as the safe delivery of two oversized barges and three tugs.

“We see much potential in the floating unit market. Our very adaptable heavy lift ships and engineering know-how ensures we are able to meet our customers’ bespoke requirements globally, no matter the challenges,” said Emek Ersin Takmaz, Head of Projects, Engineering Department, HANSA HEAVY LIFT.

The consignment of 45 yachts was recorded as the largest number of yachts shipped on a single vessel for Peters & May, and took place aboard HHL New York, with the journeys originating in the USA and the Caribbean and concluding in the UK and Germany, coordinated by bespoke logistics provider Peters & May.

HANSA HEAVY LIFT crews worked with Peters & May’s expert loadmasters to load the yachts with their masts up at Port Everglades in Florida, USA, St Thomas, and Antigua, and delivered them to the ports of Southampton, UK, and Bremerhaven, Germany.

“Working with a trusted partner, such as HANSA HEAVY LIFT on key projects such as this, means all stages of the operation – from planning to execution – are flawlessly executed. Both teams’ high attention to detail allowed us to provide the optimum service our clients expect. We look forward to working with HANSA HEAVY LIFT on exciting projects in the future,” said Simon Judson, Global Operations Director, Peters & May Group.

HANSA HEAVY LIFT also transported a bunker barge from Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada, to Mazatlán, Mexico, and a petroleum barge from Antwerp, Belgium to Banana, Democratic Republic of Congo.

HHL Tokyo delivered the bunker barge, which measured 53.37m long by 12.49m wide by 14m high, and weighed 516 metric tonnes, whilst HHL Venice transported the petroleum barge, measuring 71.65m long by 12.30m wide by 6.90m high, and weighed 410 metric tonnes.

The heavy lift specialist also transported three tugs from Singapore to Russia on board HHL New York. The heaviest tug measured 33.7m long by 10.6m wide by 22.3m high and weighed 467 metric tonnes.

“This project was a race against time, which required us to find an efficient and cost-effective solution to be able to lift the tugs and transport them safely on our vessel,” said Takmaz.

“Tailor-made steel structures were designed and suitable lifting solutions developed for each tug by our in-house engineers.”