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marine transhipment services map
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ROUTE: PENINSULA SEAROAD

Peninsula Searoad

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ROUTE: KANGAROO ISLAND

Kangaroo Island

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ROUTE: SPENCER GULF

Spencer Gulf

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PORT: BING BONG, NT

Bing Bong

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PORT: KARUMBA, NTH QLD

Karumba

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PORT: LUCKY BAY, SA

Lucky Bay

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ROUTE: FIJI

Fiji

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ROUTE: BAHAMAS

Bahamas

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ROUTE: STRADBROKE

Hotspot-Stradbroke-Island-map

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STS DESIGNED FERRY

Location: Holland: Terschelling & Harlingen

STS Vessel in Holland

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STS DESIGNED FERRY

Location: Israel: Sea of Galilee

STS Vessel in Holland

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Location: New Zealand:
Milford Sound (x2), Barrier Island & Waiheke Island (x2)

New Zealand ferry location

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STS DESIGNED FERRY

Location: Fiji: Western Island (x2)

Fiji ferry location

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Location: Venezuela: Margarita Islands (x2)

Venezuela ferry location

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Location: Oman: Coastal Regions (x3)

Omen ferry location

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Location: Solomon Islands: Coastal Route

Solomon Islands ferry location

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Location: Australia: Servicing all States (x20)

Australia ferry location

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Location: Brazil: Salvador (x2)

Brazil ferry location

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Location: United Kingdom: Orkney

United Kingdom ferry location

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Location: India: Gujarat (x6)

Venezuela ferry location

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Location: Papua New Guinea: Coastal Routes (x3)

Papua New Guinea ferry location

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Location: United Arab Emirates: Abu Dhabi (x2)

United Arab Emirates ferry location

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Location: Philippines: Coastal Routes (x10)

Philippines ferry location

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STS DESIGNED VESSEL

Operating: Vanuatu

sea transport designed vessel vanuatu

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Operating: New Caledonia

New Caledonia vessel location

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Operating: Nauru

Nauru

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Operating: Saipan & Tinian (Northern Marianas Islands)

Saipan and Tinian

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Operating: Guam

Guam vessel location

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Operating: Canada

Canada vessel location

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Operating: United States of America

USA vessel location

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Operating: Hawaii, USA

Hawaii vessel location

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Operating: Russia

Russia vessel location

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Operating: Switzerland

Switzerland ferry location

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Operating: Greece

Greece vessel location

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Operating: England

England Vessel location

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Operating: Turkey

Turkey vessel location

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Operating: Poland

Poland vessel location

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Operating: Cypress, Turkey

Cypress Turkey vessel location

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Operating: Spain

Spain vessel location

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Operating: Morroco

Morroco vessel location

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Operating: Trinidad & Tobago

Trinidad and Tobago vessel location

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Operating: Bahamas

Bahamas vessel location

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Operating: China

China vessel location

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Operating: Hong Kong

Hong Kong vessel location

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Operating: Malaysia

Malaysia vessel location

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Operating: Singapore

Singapore vessel location

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Operating: Chile
Chile vessel location

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Operating: Gibraltar

Gibraltar vessel location

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Operating: Mozambique

Mozambique vessel location

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STS DESIGNED VESSEL

Operating: South Africa

South Africa vessel location

sea transport transhipment ship design

TRANSHIPMENT SERVICES

Sea Transport Solutions (STS) had been engaged to provide the whole feasibility study including scheduling, manning and procedure systems for both the McArthur River Mine (Bing Bong, NT) and Century Zinc Mine (Karumba, QLD) transhipment operations. STS designed the vessels to suit the unique operations and in doing so, created the world’s first Bucketwheel Transhippers.

The vessel concepts and detailed construction designs, including the port geometry and berth layouts of each operation had been developed by STS. Each were set up to allow easy and faster maneuvering, as well as easy maintenance access onto the vessels. Sea Transport Solutions supplied the original crewing & management for the operations.

“The port is taken to the product, instead of the product being taken to the port.”

Port of Bing Bong transhipment

PORT OF BING BONG,
NORTHERN TERRITORY


McArthur River Mine 
STS were engaged to provide a solution to a new export project of Lead-Zinc Concentrate in the Northern Territory, Australia. The solution required a shallow transhipper vessel to minimize dredging, as well as high manoeuvrability characteristics for reduce turn around time in the port and at the export ship.

Lead Zinc Concentrate is comparatively harder to work with compared to other commodities, due to its high toxic and corrosive properties as well as very high angles of repose because of its ‘sticky’ nature. This required a re-think of the conventional gravity fed transhippers, which would not work for such a product, so instead STS used the ‘miners tool of choice’ and installed a positive displacement reclaimer system – bucketwheel. The shallow draft, 80m LOA, 3300DWT “MV Aburri” was also designed to be self-loading which meant she required a very simple fixed loading boom on the shoreside and no vessel warping required. STS also designed and installed hydraulic grabs to eliminate the needs for mooring lines to secure the vessel alongside the berth, this also reduced the need for shore crew and costs.

McArthur River Mining Pty Ltd (MRM) began exporting Lead Zinc Concentrate through its port of Bing Bong, Northern Territory in 1995. The Lead Zinc Concentrate is transported from the mine to the port of Bing Bong loading facility by road. From there it is loaded onto the STS Transhipper and transported to waiting Panamax ships at sea in the Gulf of Carpentaria.

Karumba Queensland
Wunma at Karumba

KARUMBA, NORTH QUEENSLAND


Century Mine

Century mine was Australia’s largest open-cut zinc mine which ran from 2000 until its mine life depletion in 2015. Located at Lawn Hill, 250km north-west of Mount Isa in the Lower Gulf of Carpentaria, the mine began open-pit production in 1999.
During its 16 years of operation, Century has produced and processed zinc and lead concentrates at Lawn Hill. The product has been transferred in slurry form via a 304km underground pipeline to Century’s Port facility at Karumba, then transhipped in the Gulf of Carpentaria.
Wunma-at-karumba

Lucky Bay Transhipment Services

LUCKY BAY SOUTH AUSTRALIA


Bold Export Port Alternative

    • Small common user export facility (CUEF) – no major dredging, small capex mini port solution.
    • Environmental award winning designs, proven shallow water transshipment vessels.

Australia’s first CUEF mini port example is being completed at Lucky Bay in South Australia.

COMMODITIES

We are a support service for clients on product commercialization and sourcing, including logistical planning and execution, sales and off-take agreements.


transhipment commodities