Tschudi Mozambique was recently appointed by Reco S.p.A. to be ship agent for the Rencraft barge and the Seacontractors' tug Atlantis. The barge was towed from the Damen Shipyard in Rotterdam to the Pemba Bulk Terminal. The long towage was successfully completed, and the barge was delivered to the client at the anchorage point in Pemba Bay.
Our team provided:
- A smooth port clearance process of the barge and tug with the local authorities
- Crew change of the tug
- Assistance services to the tug for the departure from Pemba for the next voyage.
Further, the Tschudi team has commenced the process with the maritime administration for the nationalisation of the barge and her conversion in floating jetty.
The barge will be connected to the existing port to increase the jetty length of 120 meters. It will be secured on three pillars and will work as floating quay translating vertically on the legs like a Jack-up following the tides movements. After the upgrade, the port will serve the oil & gas projects around Cabo Delgado, moving aggregates, materials and equipment from Pemba to Afungi. This will strengthen the capacity of Pemba, as new hub for international shipments of cargo.
Take a look here (click watch on YouTube bottom left).