HANSA HEAVY LIFT expands in Latin America
HANSA HEAVY LIFT has opened a new office in Sao Paulo, Brazil, as part of ongoing expansion plans.
The new set up will be managed by Gilberto Lima, who joins from Wasa Projects and Logistics Ltd. and has three decades of experience in shipping, much of it with a focus on project and heavy lift cargo.
“HANSA HEAVY LIFT has the largest fleet in the heavy lift market, with ships that are on average only four years old,” said Gilberto Lima, Managing Director HANSA HEAVY LIFT DO BRASIL. “We are looking forward to introducing our Latin American customers to the benefits of those specialized vessels and the care of our team of experts.”
The Brazil office opened at the beginning of February, just one month after HANSA HEAVY LIFT’s new Australian branch was set up. HANSA HEAVY LIFT has expanded to have five offices, in Perth / Australia, Houston / USA, Sao Paulo / Brazil, Singapore and headquarters in Hamburg / Germany as well as eleven exclusive agents worldwide.
“Latin America is an important and vibrant market for the heavy lift industry,” said Joerg Roehl, Chief Commercial Officer of HANSA HEAVY LIFT. “We are delighted that Gilberto is joining our group and adds his extensive experience within the heavy lift industry to the team.”
HANSA HEAVY LIFT will be exhibiting at the Intermodal South America show in Sao Paulo from the first to the third of April. The Brazilian team will also be joined on booth number G45 by senior members of the management team.
Office address & Contact:

Rua Maestro Cardim Nr.1293
Suite 94 - 9o andar - Paraiso.
Sao Paulo
Brazil CEP 01323 – 001
Phone: +55 11 3149 4466

HANSA HEAVY LIFT expands its presence in Australia
As part of ongoing expansion plans HANSA HEAVY LIFT has extended its network with a newly- established set up in Australia, based in Perth, and effective from the first of January 2014.
The office is managed by John McNamara and Trent Robson, who have considerable experience in the project and heavy lift shipping industry. They report into HANSA HEAVY LIFT’s regional headquarters for Australasia, based in Singapore and headed up by Jesper Traerup.
John and Trent said that HANSA HEAVY LIFT has the youngest fleet available in the market and provides Australia with a true alternative to the traditional heavy lift operators. They said they were looking forward to servicing their client base with the full support of the HANSA HEAVY LIFT team.
HANSA HEAVY LIFT now has eleven exclusive agents worldwide, as well as the Perth office and offices in Singapore, Houston and headquarters in Hamburg, Germany.
“We are pleased to welcome HANSA HEAVY LIFT Australia to the family,” said Joerg Roehl, Chief Commercial Officer of HANSA HEAVY LIFT. “Australia represents an exciting and growing market for us, and we are delighted to have two such experienced industry players to head up our operation there.”

Office Address & Contact:
HANSA HEAVY LIFT (AUST) Pty. Ltd. Lvl 28, The AMP Tower
140 St Georges Tce
Perth 6000
Western Australia
Phone: + 61 8 92884573

HANSA HEAVY LIFT successfully navigates the Northern Sea Route
Two of HANSA HEAVY LIFT’s P2-Class vessels have successfully navigated the Northern Sea Route before its winter closure this month.
HHL Lagos and HHL Hong Kong, both E3 ice-class vessels equivalent to Russian L1, safely delivered infrastructure cargo and large tugs from the Russian Baltic to the Far East using the Route, which will reopen in June. Both vessels are equipped with two 700 tonnes cranes, combinable to 1400 tonnes.
This is the first time a P-Type vessel has made a journey via the Northern Sea Route.
“Russia remains an important and developing market for us,” said Joerg Roehl, Chief Commercial Officer at HANSA HEAVY LIFT GmbH. “We are proud of our recent achievements there, especially with regards to the upcoming Yamal LNG Project. We want our customers to know that we have the equipment and the experience to deliver heavy lift cargo to and from remote areas, and, when needed, through the Northern Sea Route. Despite difficult weather conditions for part of the journey, the Northern Sea Route saved us almost two weeks’ steaming time, which meant we could support our customers with their delivery schedules.”
HHL Hong Kong loaded four assembled cranes, each weighing 400 tonnes, and measuring 56 meters high at Ust Luga, Russia, on October 16th.
Ten days later HHL Lagos loaded six tug boats, weighing a maximum 700 tonnes, at the Port of St. Petersburg, Russia.
“From the very beginning of this complicated project we were aware that the HHL Hong Kong would only have two options to deliver this cargo to its final destination. The Suez Canal was not a solution because of air draft limitations. Sending the vessel around the Cape of Good Hope was possible, but not commercially viable. After careful planning and obtaining all the necessary permits from the Russian Federation, we decided to send the vessel via the Northern Sea Route, which guaranteed the timely delivery of the cargo. This voyage was undertaken under Russian cabotage waiver as the Russian fleet does not have vessels of this type,” said Joerg Roehl.
The HHL Lagos, booked for a similar route, was also sent via the Northern Sea Route to save bunkers, ensure shorter transit times, and to avoid the high risk area around the Gulf of Aden.

HANSA HEAVY LIFT gains ISO management and environmental accreditation
HANSA HEAVY LIFT's management systems for both its offices and its vessels have been ISO 9001:2008 and IS0 14001:2004 certified.
The ISO 9001 standard demonstrates HANSA HEAVY LIFT’s commitment to quality, process- oriented management.
ISO 14001, the internationally recognized standard for the environmental management of business, underlines HANSA’s dedication to the protection of the environment, with a focus on measures to improve energy efficiency and eliminate pollution.
"We are committed to raising standards further, and we are currently working towards health and safety management standard OHSAS 18001, which we aim to implement in December.” said Steve Dawson, Director Ship Management, HANSA HEAVY LIFT.
“We consider these standards to be integral to our business principles.”
ISO 9001:2008 sets out the criteria for a quality management system, whilst ISO 14000 address environmental management.

HANSA HEAVY LIFT appoints Energy Project Shipping ApS (EPS) as its exclusive agent in Scandinavia
HANSA HEAVY LIFT has appointed Energy Project Shipping ApS (EPS) as its exclusive agent in Scandinavia, part of the ongoing expansion of its global agency network.
Headquartered in Risskov, Denmark, EPS will cover northern Europe and Scandinavia, with a focus on the energy sector.
“I am excited to be joining HANSA as it moves to further develop its involvement in the energy business and strengthen its customer base in Scandinavia and northern Europe,” said EPS managing director, Jeppe Frank.
Frank has over 15 years’ experience in the project shipping industry, previously working for Baltship and Chr Jensen Shipping in both Europe and Asia, managing large-scale global projects.
“Scandinavia and northern Europe are important markets for HANSA HEAVY LIFT,” said Joerg Roehl, chief commercial officer of the Group, headquartered in Hamburg. “We are committed to developing a strong network of professionals with industry-specific knowledge, and solid local connections, and we are proud to have an experienced partner like EPS on board to further extend HANSA HEAVY LIFT’s global network and to reinforce our direct approach to the needs of our customers.”
HANSA HEAVY LIFT now has a network of ten exclusive agents worldwide, as well as offices in Singapore, Houston - USA, and headquarters in Hamburg, Germany.
Office Address & Contact:

EPS - Energy Project Shipping ApS
Viengevej 100
8240 Risskov, Denmark
Phone: +45 81100510

HANSA HEAVY LIFT has set a new record with the delivery into Russia of its heaviest cargo since the company’s launch in 2011.
The P2-Class vessel “HHL Lagos” delivered four reactors and two barges for the Achinsk Refinery Plant, discharged in the port of Dudinka in north-central Russia, in the middle of July.
At the beginning of June “HHL Lagos” loaded the reactors, one weighing 1306 mts, and three weighing between 364 mts and 609 mts at Porto Marghera, Italy, and the barges, each weighing 610 mts, at the port of Rotterdam in the Netherlands.
“Lifting units with a weight close to maximum lifting capacity are always a challenge,” said Joerg Roehl, CCO at HANSA HEAVY LIFT. “And in this case, the reactors had to be safely discharged onto barges at Dudinka. We are being asked by our customers to carry ever heavier cargoes, and so it is a challenge that we are well prepared for. We have the right fleet and we have an in-house engineering team with the right expertise.”
“HHL Lagos”, one of HANSA HEAVY LIFT’s E3 ice-class P-2 vessels, equipped with two 700 mts cranes combinable to 1400 mts, overcame heavy ice conditions at the approach to the Yenisey River leading into Dudinka.
“Russia is an important and developing market for us,” said Rohl. “There is lots going on and we expect to see more industrial developments which our fleet will be ideally placed to handle.”
HANSA HEAVY LIFT, which operates a fleet of 23 vessels (incl. one vessel on long-term charter) with an average age of 3 years, claimed its new record just three weeks after moving a 1,283 mts reactor and two reactors weighing 350-568 mts from Japan to Russia, at the time its heaviest cargo since launching of the company.

HANSA HEAVY LIFT appoints Roger Iliffe as Interim CEO
HANSA HEAVY LIFT board member Roger Iliffe has been appointed by Oaktree Capital, 100% shareholder of the shipping company, as interim CEO, and replaces Tomas Dyrbye whilst the company searches for a replacement.
Oaktree’s plan is to continue significant investment into the project heavy lift market and further expand HANSA HEAVY LIFT through fleet growth and further consolidation. The focus will be on the oil and gas sector, EPCs, and other demanding engineering sectors.
“We would like to take this opportunity of thanking Tomas for his contribution, and wishing him well for the future,” said Iliffe, who was acting CEO for HANSA HEAVY LIFT when the company launched in 2011.

HANSA HEAVY LIFT extended global agency network with new agent in India
HANSA HEAVY LIFT extended its global agency network. Since beginning of January HANSA HEAVY LIFT is exclusively represented in India by the agency „Allcargo Logistics Ltd.”

Tomas Dyrbye, CEO HANSA HEAVY LIFT, explains: "India is a growing market with a lot of potential in project and heavy-lift business. The presence of an exclusive agent locally is for HANSA HEAVY LIFT an important strategic step to improve the service for our customers in this region, in order to meet the high requirements. We are delighted to have established a new partner in `Allcargo Logistics Ltd. ́, an experienced agent in India, for our team.”

Shashi Kiran Shetty, Chairman and Managing Director, Allcargo Logistics Ltd.: „I’m looking forward to working in close collaboration with HANSA HEAVY LIFT. HANSA HEAVY LIFT has already proven its clearly defined goals such as high customer satisfaction and being one world market leader in project and heavy lift business.”

New Advisor in Western Australia
HANSA HEAVY LIFT has a new advisor in Australia. Western Australia is seen as a market of potential growth and HANSA HEAVY LIFT is pleased to announce Berndt R. Olesen as the new senior advisor of HANSA HEAVY LIFT in Perth. HANSA HEAVY LIFT continues to expand the range of services for its customers.

Berndt R. Olesen has over 40 years experience in the shipping industry – of which he spent five years in Western Australia. During this time he held various senior management positions for the port of Geraldton and with SAL. He was involved in several major infrastructure-, mining-, oil- and gas-projects. Berndt R. Olesen states: "I’m looking forward to work with HANSA HEAVY LIFT - a world market leader in the heavy lift business.

HANSA HEAVY LIFT completes the heaviest lift in the Indian port of Mumbai
“HHL Richards Bay” has set a new record at the port of Mumbai. In close co-operation the crew and the dedicated engineering team from HANSA HEAVY LIFT safely loaded five reactors (2 x 930 tonnes in Mumbai and 3 x 360 tonnes in Dahej) on board the “HHL Richards Bay”. This is the heaviest single lift ever to cross the quayside in Mumbai Port.
‘’This was a complex operation with many factors that needed to be taken into account, such as restricted depth of water, where the cargo could only be loaded on spring tides due to draft restrictions,  and the complex nature associated with 930 tonnes lift. I am extremely proud of all HANSA HEAVY LIFT staff and crew involved in this operation, and due to their knowledge, planning and professionalism we were able to satisfy our customer needs in this very difficult project without any problems’’ explained Tomas Dyrbye CEO of HANSA HEAVY LIFT.

An additional factor to take into account on this voyage was the bad weather associated with the monsoons.
The vessel and cargo arrived safely in Paradip and the discharge went ahead smoothly and without incidence.

Tomas Dyrbye: "We have safely handled a highly complex project for our customer with a short lead time. It’s again  proof that HANSA HEAVY LIFT has an experienced and highly qualified team as well as a modern fleet of P-class ships vessels that can do extra ordinary lifts."

HANSA HEAVY LIFT completed a complex port development project in Chile
The HHL Tokyo recently undertook a voyage where she carried a shiploader from Germany to a new loading facility in Punta Lackwater, Chile.

As part of the contractual obligations the vessel was employed to erect the shiploader in port. This operation required careful planning and pushed the vessel and the engineering capabilities to their limits. The vessel successfully completed the operation in less time than anticipated, with all parties pleased with the outcome.

HHL Hong Kong uses shortcut via Northeast Passage
Since the foundation of HANSA HEAVY LIFT early June last year a heavy lift vessel of our shipping company successfully passed the Northeast Passage for the first time. The “HHL Hong Kong” is nearly two years old and belongs to the P2-class. The whole HANSA HEAVY LIFT-fleet consists of 14 P1/P2-class and 7 F-class vessels. All vessels have the Finnish-Swedish Ice Class IA, which allows sailing on the Northeast and Northwest Passage.

The highly sensitive cargo was loaded safely for a Russian power station at the Dutch port of Rotterdam within a short time. It consists of a generator with a weight of 342 tons and a gas turbine with a weight of 314 tons. Especially new developed racks for the subsequent onward transport by land played an important role as a result the weight of the load increased by 60 tons each. For this reason the “COG” and the "lifting points" had to be adjusted in a short time. The power station components have been unloaded at Novy Port. From there the sensitive cargo reached its final destination Serow by a rail system aligned for heavy cargoes.

As usual the HANSA HEAVY LIFT team implemented the whole handling of this project professionally, quickly and safely according to the customer’s wishes.

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