Our fleet - the basis of our success
Whether factory equipment, wind energy converters, locomotives, luxury yachts or buses, transformers or turbines, bulky or voluminous cargo – there is room for all of this and more on our young and state-of-the-art special vessels. The multipurpose heavy-lift project carriers (at present 57 units, by the end of 2010: 75 units) are equipped with cargo handling gear that can lift a combinable load of up to 700 tons.
Additional capabilities include adjustable tweendecks and a top cruising speed of up to 18 knots. Thanks to their design, they are also able to operate on routes off the beaten track of the large global flows of goods. Our constantly growing fleet with an average age of three years, numbers among the most modern of its kind. The vessels optimally combine a large cargo carrying capacity with low fuel consumption.
Looking to the future, a new generation of Beluga vessels is already taking shape on the drawing boards of the shipbuilders: In 2008, multipurpose heavy-lift project carriers with lifting capacities of 800 tons are being put into service. As from 2009, carriers with a lifting capacity of up to 1,400 tons will sail in the service of the shipping company.