Boosting offshore transshipment worldwide

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Captain Giordano Scotto d’Aniello, head of commercial department, Coeclerici Logisitics, Milan, Italy

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In 2012, Coeclerici Logistics is delivering the second twin vessel Bulk Limpopo for Vale Mozambique, the FTS Bulk Borneo for PT Berau Coal and is revamping the Floating Transfer Station Bulk Kremi I, operating in the Black Sea.

The events are in line with the company strategy, which started developing offshore logistic projects more than 30 years ago by implementing maritime solutions to overcome the various bottlenecks existing in the Mediterranean Sea and creating a chain of raw material distribution, allowing end users, such as power plants or steel mills, to take advantage of the economies of scale and be more competitive in the market.

Long time elapsed since the Cavalletto system, costal barges and floating cranes were ideated. The systems were used to help the Italian local coal fired power stations to optimize the coal supply by implementing a door to door distribution. After this beginning in the domestic market, over the years, Coeclerici Logistics has gone international with current projects in South America, India, Indonesia, Africa and Italy. The Logistics division handles 15 million tons per year of raw material off shore and this figure is foreseen to increase in the near future to over 35 million tons per year, with the delivery of other transshipment units in 2013, with long-term contracts already allocated…

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