Combination cargoes for GE
General Electric (GE), a major global producer of wind turbines, has decided to optimise their deliveries for different projects by combining cargoes for various projects as much as possible. Economical reasons and reduction of CO2 emissions lie at the basis of this decision.
For such voyages, BigLift Shipping operates the ideal kinds of vessels and we are happy to help our clients out with the optimisation of their shipments. Something we aim to do on a daily basis. A recent example are the three voyages with combined cargoes for three windfarms in The Netherlands, with our vessels Pauwgracht (2x) and Pietersgracht. From Aliaga and Ismir, both in Turkey, they shipped a total of 26 sets towers and 20 sets blades to their home port of Amsterdam. There, a hub was created to tranship the 166 metres towers and 80.4 metres blades by trailer to their final destinations near Dronten, in the Flevopolder, 70 km East of Amsterdam. They are being installed there under the scope of GE. As part of the optimisation project, the timing of this inland transport schedule had to fit exactly with the vessels arrival from Turkey, so being able to sail exactly on time was a major factor to make this project a success.