Houston-based project, breakbulk and heavy lift cargo transporter Intermarine, LLC, has added the 19,450 dwt super heavylifter Industrial Grace to its global fleet.
The 2010-built P2 type vessel with 2 X 700 ton cranes recently completed her five-year dry-docking in Bremen, Germany, and has joined Intermarine’s fleet as of August 10.
She is the fourth G-Class ship to enter the company’s “Fleet of the Future” in 2015, following the Globe, Grand and Glory.
Intermarine’s “Fleet of the Future” also includes a newbuilding program for the construction and delivery of more than 20 ships from 2016 to 2018.
”As we listen to our customers there is a strong interest in increased lifting capabilities for a small but important segment of clients,” said Al Stanley, President and CEO of Intermarine.
”As we execute on our broader “Fleet of the Future” campaign, we have also investigated specific specialty vessels in the existing global pool. The Grace is a fine example of an opportunity where we were able to align our customers’ needs, our relationships with respected owners and our financial strength for a winning solution.”
Industrial Grace was previously owned by Hansa Heavy Lift of Germany under the name of HHL Macao, and was chartered out to Beluga Shipping.