Zeamarine has won a major ocean transport contract from Schenker Australia Pty Limited for the BHP South Flank Project in Western Australia.
The project scope encompasses the transport of approximately 450,000 freight tonnes from China to Port Hedland, with the majority of the cargo being heavy and oversized modules.
The shipping line will be utilising its newly built ZEA 14k-900 vessel type for the execution of the project. The F-900 vessels were delivered between 2018 and 2019, and are claimed to be among the most fuel-efficient and technologically advanced multipurpose tonnage on the water today.
“We are extremely proud of this major award, which represents the largest contract awarded to Zeamarine since its inception,” said Dominik Stehle, chief commercial officer at Zeamarine.
“The ZEA 14k-900 vessel class has proven again to be a valuable asset and we are pleased that our clients recognize the value of these modern and ecologically-friendly vessels.”
The BHP South Flank Project is located in the Pilbara, and will become one of the largest integrated mine sites in the world.
“After an extensive and competitive RFQ process, we selected Zeamarine due to its brand new fleet of environmentally friendly vessels that will be utilised for the project, as well as the overall execution proposal offered by Zeamarine,” said Frank Vogel, director projects at Schenker Australia Pty Limited.
“On behalf of our client BHP, we look forward to a successful partnership with the Zeamarine team and a seamless execution of the module shipping programme to the highest safety and environmental standards that are available in the heavy lift market today.”