While Wagenborg vessels are a regular sight on the navigational waters, it doesn’t happen that often that two Wagenborg vessels are berthed on either side of one quay, while at the same time a third one is already in position to take over the berth from the vessel that will be the first to finish loading. But these days in Izmit, Turkey, it is all go…

Recently Wagenborg Shipping was awarded a contract to transport thousands of pipes that will be used for oil, gas and water pipelines in Algeria. These pipes, the smallest already measuring 50 centimetres 
in diameter, the largest up to 5 times as big with a diameter of 2.50 metres, have to be transported from Izmit in Turkey to different ports in Algeria. Four Wagenborg vessels, the ‘Humberborg’, the ‘Flevoborg’ and the two sister vessels ‘Aragonborg’ and ‘Amstelborg’, sail multiple voyages between Izmit, Turkey and Skikda and Djen in Algeria. The number of pipes transported on one single voyage varies from around 280 up to 2700, since pipes of different sizes are mixed for each shipment. All in time, all in line with the customer’s wishes, all taken care of by Royal Wagenborg.

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