Transport of primary steel for offshore industry

We are currently transporting 29 semi finished transition pieces from Rostock to Aalborg and Antwerp. 10 voyages with mv Northern Rock, each loaded with 3 TPs, each about 330 ton heavy, 33 m length and 6,8 m diameter. 2 trips completed successfully, and the third one now underway. An excellent cooperation with customer and vessel owner, as well as all other parties involved!

Kriegers Flak Transition Pieces

Manora Logistics organized the transport of two Transition Pieces for The Kriegers Flak project. The units were loaded in Antwerp, onto a pontoon. The heaviest section of about 650 ton was loaded with Matador 3. A few days later, the cargo was delivered to Oostende, were the units have been transferred transferred and installed onto a BOA Barge, using Matador 3 again. Manora Logistics was in charge of the transport from Hoboken to Oostende of these units.

Urgent cargo from Germany to Russia

Urgent transport of 23 units, maximum 32 ton, and max 3,6 meters wide from Volklingen, Germany, via road to Antwerp, for loading on 22 units MAFI trailers of Transfennica, overseas transport to St Petersburg and onward delivery, again by truck, to the customer in Russia, the Friday before Christmas. Just in Time delivery, so everyone could enjoy Christmas with the family. Many thanks to our partner in Russia, who asked us to arrange these deliveries on his behalf !

Material for a new wind farm

Manora organized the transport of  two Transition Pieces for a large new windfarm, from Hoboken to Oostende, both in Belgium. The heaviest section of about 650 ton was loaded with Matador 3. In the coming days we will sail with the pontoon to Oostende, were the units will be transferred and installed using Matador 3 again.

Mining Equipment to Angola

Manora successfully offloaded from HHL Valparaiso, and delivered to the customer, all the equipment for the mine and iron ore terminal in Namibe, Angola. All cargo, including shiploader (63 meters, 320 ton) and bucket reclaimer (51 meters, 527 ton) was discharged using ship’s cranes, and stored at the terminal. Project approaching now successful completion. Many thanks to all involved, and our special gratitude to the officers and crew of the HHL Valparaiso, for their enormous hard work !

One week, 489 pieces of project cargo

Within 7 days, and thanks to the hard work of many involved, we loaded vessel “Splendide” at Durban in South Africa with in total some 489 pieces,  6.500 cbm of project cargo, and 32 containers for a mining project. All cargo was packed, loaded and transported from the warehouses in South Africa to Durban by us, where it was loaded on the vessel of Breadbox for shipment to West Africa. Many thanks for good cooperation by all parties involved !

More than 70 containers full of equipment on the way

Over a period of some 2 weeks we loaded, transported from 3 different yards, and shipped +70 containers, all special equipment, loaded with dredging equipment from Batam Islands. After delivery to Singapore, all containers were loaded on Maersk vessel, and are now underway to Nhava Sheva, where they will be delivered to the CFS, stripped, and delivered by truck to the final site in India. Many thanks to our partners in Singapore and India for excellent cooperation so far !!

Bridge parts to Eemshaven

After a long period of preparation, finally we loaded two barges from Balen (Belgium) to Eemshaven (The Netherlands) of bridge parts. Two fully laden barges transported components via inland waterways. To underpass certain bridges on the canals, the barges had to take in special ballast to increase draft and decrease airdraft. This solution provided an economical solution to our customer, and was tailor made and engineered for this specific transport. Again a nice project, thank you to all who made this possible again.

More machinery to Angola

As part of an ongoing project, we loaded a shiploader in Antwerp for a mining project in Angola. The machine, measuring 63 x 19 x 27 meters, and weighing 330 ton, was lifted on board of vessel HHL Valparaiso, after driving alongside the vessel using SPMT. Together with the other equipment, including a reclaimer of 527 ton, all cargo will leave the port on board of the vessel, and will arrive in the port of Namibe about 18 days later, where we will discharge and organize the local storage of all equipment on the terminal. The crew, engineers, stevedores and representatives of manufacturers worked extremely hard and long hours these days, for a very technical job, and we are happy all large pieces were safely loaded. Many thanks to all involved in this !

6.5k tons to Angola

Manora has started the logistics for a new mining project in Africa. Currently we are packaging and bundling some 6.500 freight ton of general cargo and stuffing approx 20 containers in 2 yards in South Africa, arranging 152 truckloads to the port of Durban, temporary storage, customs clearance, loading and thereafter shipment by MPV vessel to the port of Namibe in Angola. This all managed together with our partners in South Africa. More cargo will come from The Middle East and Europe, and the entire project, consisting of about 70.000 frt of cargo, should be delivered in a few months.

Tugs and equipment on the move

We have started a demob project from Rauma to Antwerp of dredging equipment. Yesterday afternoon a 89 ton tug was lifted from the water, and landed onto a cradle. Completed with wheel loaders, excavators, and other equipments, all cargo was loaded in Rauma and arrived in Antwerp a few days later. Manora handled also the delivery to different sites in Belgium and The Netherlands. Many thanks to all for good cooperation extended !

Dredging equipment homewards

For one of our regular customers we organised the demobilisation from Ex Works Tuzla of dredging equipment, that needed to return to Belgium. All materials were stuffed locally into 10 containers, and together with one breakbulk piece delivered to Yilport, where it was loaded on a Turkon vessel, for shipment to Antwerp, and onward delivery to the site in Belgium.

Blade racks from Szczecin to Flushing

Manora was requested to arrange transport of two blade racks from Szczecin to Flushing. The units, each weighing some 60 ton, and well over 20 meter in height, were safely loaded using two shore cranes. Upon arrival in Flushing, the open hatch vessel Peak Bergen was moored alongside the installation vessel, and cargo transferred using the onboard crane of the jack up vessel. Another successful shipment, thanks to all involved !

Annual Manora dinner

Last week, some 40 guests attended the annual Manora dinner in Antwerp. Our host Mrs Dagny Ros Asmundsdottir and her team prepared an excellent dinner, and welcomed us in an exceptional location: The Dreambuilding in Antwerp. In a relaxing atmosphere, our customers could exchange ideas while enjoying the food. Thanks to everyone for making this a successful event again.

Offshore wind farm parts to the UK.

Manora arranged the transports of jacket sections for a new offshore windfarm under construction to the UK. A barge, loaded with 4 jackets, towed by a 70 ton BP tug, left from Flushing. 48 hours after departure, the tow reached Newcastle, where now it was safely moored until sections were discharged using crawler cranes. A total of 11 such trips are scheduled in the coming months. Many thanks again for the good support received from all partners in this project !

Jacket sections to Newcastle

Manora arranged the transports of jacket sections for a new offshore windfarm under construction to the UK. A barge, loaded with 4 jackets, towed by a 70 ton BP tug, left from Flushing. 48 hours after departure, the tow reached Newcastle, where now it was safely moored until sections were discharged using crawler cranes. A total of 11 such trips are scheduled in the coming months. Many thanks again for the good support received from all partners in this project!

Urgent delivery to Xinsha


Manora Logistics, together with it’s partners in China and Dubai, delivered an urgent cargo from Ras Al Khaimah to Xinsha, China, for delivery to a shipyard nearby. The cargo was loaded onto flat rack containers, and shipped with Maersk. Upon arrival, cargo was unloaded and transferred onto a pontoon, for local delivery to the yard. Another successful transport, thanks also to the good cooperation from our partners overseas!




Construction Equipment from France


Manora organized the transport of construction equipment from France to the port of Antwerp for the Aberdeen Bay project. 6 units of 36 ton, each about 7 x 7 x 6 meters, as well as another 6 bundles of steel constructions were discharged from the vessel Arctic Rock. A total of 3 voyages are scheduled and will each time start loading in For Sur Mer.





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43 meters high jacket delivered

IMG_5918This weekend we arranged a transport from Nami in Ridderkerk, via de Nieuwe Maas and Hoek Van Holland to the North Sea. The barge Caroline was loaded with a jacket, total height 43 meters and 1290 ton weight. We had to pass several bridges, and the passage of the bridge ‘De Hef’ was a well calculated but very tight fit. But all went well and unit delivered in time.

Heavy lifts from Zeebrugge to China

Unknown-4Manora arranged the transport of 8 heavy lifts from Zeebrugge on the Cosco vessel Da Zi Yun, for one of our customers, to China. The units, the largest measuring 60 x 8 x 8 meters and weighing 245 ton, were shifted from a nearby yard and some warehouses to the terminal using deeploaders and SPMT. After safe loading, the cargo was lashed and welded on deck, and was shipped to Xinsha Port, where it was, in the middle of Chinese Newyear, transhipped onto barges. After customs clearance, the cargo continued the journey on the barges, and was meantime delivered safely to the final destination.



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Parts for the Blyth Offshore windfarm project

ROM2311Over the last few weeks, we loaded in several voyages the top and bottom sections of the Blyth Offshore windfarm project. With each + 300 ton, it was quite a challenge to design and built the seafastening in time for the first sailing. In some 2 days per trip, the cargoes will be transported to Newcastle, to be offloaded at the Offshore terminal, and be installed offshore during spring.Another successful project for Manora Logistics.



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13 units barges on semi submersible vessels

IMG_1936Manora Logistics has organised the transport of total 13 barges and 2 pushboats from Colombia to Argentina. Each of the units measures 65 x 16 meters. The cargo was loaded on two semi submersible vessels at Cartagena, and discharged off Zarate in Argentina. Manora organised the bundling of barges, the transport on the semi submersible, as well as the unbundling in Argentina. We had our people on the ground in Colombia and Argentina, who coordinated the entire project. Another successful project for Manora. Many thanks to all involved.



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Bridge in Cadzand

_ROM8883On Monday and Tuesday this week, Manora Logistics assisted in the positioning of the pedestrian bridge in the marina of Cadzand, The Netherlands. With a length of 85 meters and 160 ton weight, it was quite a challenge, especially in view of the limited waterdepth and the tides in the port. Finally we  arranged the lifting and positioning with the sheerleg “Cormorant”, and used 6 steel slings, which were connected to the crane’s hook. All went well and in 1,5 hours, the bridge was laid down in its final position. Another nice project for Manora. A big thank you to all partners involved!


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Components for a new Windfarm

DSC_0481Since a few weeks we have been delivering the components for a new windfarm, Dudgeon Offshore, to the Netherlands. 67 units, loaded on 17 voyages, each unit 434 ton heavy, 30,5 meters high and 8 meters in diameter will be delivered before end of this summer. They will be installed 32 km north of Cromer, UK,off the coast of Norfolk, in the North Sea. The windfarm is owned by Dudgeon Offshore Wind Limited and will, once operational in 2017, provide renewable energy for up to 410,000 households in the UK. Another successful project for Manora ! Many thanks to all parties involved!