Germany-based PM Shipping is to return to Seawork this year following its successful debut in 2013, where it secured a contract to deliver a windfarm support vessel to Hong Kong.

The yacht and workboat transport specialist recently completed the delivery of the 11m catamaran from Grimsby, UK to Hong Kong. The vessel in question, Support 1, was also a result of Mercator Media Ltd’s Seawork Exhibition, having been launched at the 2009 show and built by PM Shipping’s fellow exhibitor, UK-based Blyth Workcats.

“This shipment to Hong Kong was secured after making contacts and developing relationships at last year’s event, but to be able to ship a British built workboat that was actually launched at Seawork to new owners in the Far East really is the icing on the cake,” Luke Webster, project manager, told Maritime Journal.

Support 1 was collected by truck in Grimsby and delivered to the Port of Southampton for loading under deck onboard a ro-ro cargo vessel.

PM Shipping arranged all services to ensure a smooth, successful shipment, including trucking, port handling, export documentation, transport insurance and an independent marine survey report.

In addition, an experienced loadmaster travelled from Germany to oversee the loading process in Southampton, which the company says helped ensure a smooth and efficient operation.

“This shipment encapsulates how successful appearing at Seawork has been for us. Since our debut last year we have seen a huge increase in transport enquiries and numerous important bookings as a result,” added Mr Webster.

Visit PM Shipping at this year’s Seawork on stand Q0.

The exhibition will take place at ABP’s Port of Southampton from 10 to 12 June.