Inchcape Shipping Services manages heavy-lift project in the Port of Mombasa

inchcapelogo1Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), the world leading maritime services provider, has successfully completed another complex heavy lift project in Africa, this time at the Port of Mombasa in Kenya.

ISS were appointed as port and discharging agents for the COSCO-owned MV DADE, which arrived at the port in September 2014 with seven RTG cranes on-board. The huge cranes which were commissioned by the Kenya Ports Authority represent the first stage of the upgrade and expansion plans which will enable the port to develop its cargo processing and logistics activities at the container terminal facilities in the Port of Mombasa.

The discharge operation was a careful and methodical process, completed smoothly under the watchful eye of Mr Bwanaheri Lali, ISS’ Port Operations Manager in Mombasa and Port Captain He Wen Xua of COSCO China.  Due to the Port’s heavy-lift and daylight operating restrictions, the discharge took a full three days to complete. COSCO has confirmed a further five RTGs will be delivered on the MV Da Qing Xia in early November.

Said ISS Kenya General Manager, Kevin Chaney: “Inchcape Shipping Services is playing an ever-increasing role in the port infrastructure developments happening on the East Coast of Africa, having recently handled a number of similar heavy-lift operations, and has firmly established itself as the market-leader in this type of project in the region.”

Inchcape Shipping Services is the world’s leading maritime services provider. With some 300 proprietary offices in 66 countries, and a workforce of over 3,800, the company’s diverse global customer base now includes owners and charterers in the oil, cruise, container and bulk commodity sectors as well as naval, government and inter-governmental organisations.

ISS provides landside commercial and humanitarian logistics, transit, offshore support, informational and other associated marine services. The company also provides a growing range of outsourcing services including global crew and marine spares logistics; port hub agency management; and sophisticated Enterprise Resource Planning solutions through its subsidiary ShipNet.


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