Insurance and security
Towage and pontoon transportation are well known in transportation insurance circles. Our clients are actively using these modes of transportation.
However, the insuring of these modes of transportation differs from the normal land, maritime and aviation transportation insurance. Instead of providing an annual insurance contract, a separate insurance contract for each individual transportation must be agreed upon, with the insurance company. Why? Because each transportation has its own special risks.
Transportation in the shipbuilding and harbour building industry has increased significantly. Production is distributed between several contract manufacturing locations. This enables the manufacturers to increase capacity and it improves the manufacturer’s flexibility to meet the principal’s demands.
Experience and good equipment are assets.
Transferring ship blocks on a pontoon can be performed flexibly if a block carriage or special hoist is used. The pontoon acts as a section of road, which is towed for example across the Baltic Sea. The cargo is then unloaded at the shipyard as a part of the jigsaw of the ship’s construction.
Towboats play an essential part in pontoon transportation. The right attitude and an excellent overall towing plan are the prerequisites for a successful transportation. The towboat must also be suitable for the task in hand both in terms of its technical attributes and its navigational equipment. The size and traction must be in the correct ratio to the towed object.
In addition, the operational area must be sufficient and not limited to a certain mileage from the coast. Intervention by the risk carrier is necessary if these issues are not handled correctly. Experience and good equipment are assets in this type of transportation.