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Hamburg (September 15, 2020). United Heavy Lift (UHL) announces the appointment of Dominik Stehle to the newly created position of Chief Commercial Officer, effective September 15, 2020. He will be based at UHL’s headquarters in Hamburg, Germany. Together with Managing Director Andreas Rolner he will be leading the company’s global commercial sales and marketing activities (especially focussing on industrial projects and oil and gas) and continue to expand UHL’s footprint and customer base.

Mr. Stehle joins United Heavy Lift with close to 20 years of professional experience in the international shipping and logistics industry, having previously served as Executive Vice President and Member of the Executive Board of the deugro Group.

Stehle is a seasoned leader and his appointment is part of the expansion strategy initiated earlier this year with the addition of several state-of-the-art heavy lift vessels.

“We are excited to welcome Dominik to United Heavy Lift as we look forward to expanding our activities and continue building our management team for the future,” said United Heavy Lift’s founder, Lars Rolner. “Dominik’s leadership, track-record and broad experience will be essential as we continue to expand our business and services”.

“The people and management team at United Heavy Lift share a commitment to excellence and sustainability”, said Dominik Stehle. “I look forward to joining a great team and commercial organization focused on offering first-class ocean transportation services and pushing boundaries for technically sophisticated projects.”

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Hamburg/Dubai (July 7, 2020). Two experienced, internationally renowned players in the market for heavy sea transport are further strengthening their global network: United Heavy Lift (UHL) and Ocean7 Projects (Ocean7) have appointed a joint agent in Dubai, under the United Ocean 7 brand. Both UHL and Ocean7 specialize in the transport of heavy, project and breakbulk cargo. Both companies have extensive heavy lift carrier fleets that complement each other very well.

Christian Monsted, Managing Director of United Heavy Lift Denmark office: “I am very happy to be able to work together with my longtime colleague Anup Antony. UHL has had a wish to extend our presence in the Middle East/India for some time, and after Anup Antony became available, on the back of the Zeamarine closure, we started discussions in order to be able to land this agreement. The Middle East and India is a very important region for UHL, as it is in the Middle of our usual trade lane from Europe to Asia and vice versa. The Dubai agency has been established with a focus on chartering. Anup Antony has a vast experience in Dubai, having worked alongside me for nearly 10 years. He will be a valuable addition to our operational UHL agencies Lexicon Overseas in India and Electra Shipping Services in Dubai.” The expansion of the UHL chartering network goes hand in hand with the growing United Engineering Solutions’ agency of maritime engineers, also located in India.

Both Lexicon Overseas, headed by Ashok Vaid, and Electra Shipping Services, led by Electra Fernandez, will continue their longstanding cooperation with UHL and will expand their services in the upcoming years. Mr. Vaid comments “We are extremely delighted to have Anup Anthony on board the United O7 Alliance. Anup has a wealth of experience and over the years has developed a strong relationship with the Indian and Middle Eastern clients. We are very excited and look forward to having Anup as our colleague and extend our good wishes to him.” Ms. Electra adds “Having worked with Anup in the past for various Scan-Trans, Intermarine, and Zeamarine projects, I appreciate continuing this close partnership. Working in the same city also helped us becoming the experienced team that we are. Welcome on board, Anup!”

“I am extremely happy and proud to be a part of UHL and Ocean7 Alliance.” says Anup Antony. And goes on: “I am looking forward to working together with old colleagues. The new joint office shall enable us to service this region with more focus on our trusted customers.”

Managing Partner of Ocean7 Jesper Henriksen adds: “The Middle East region is important to Ocean7 and the Dubai office with an experienced capacity as Mr. Anup Antony follows nicely Ocean7’s strategy of strengthening the personal relations to our business partners regionally.” Ocean7’s CEO Stefan Petersen affirms: “We are pleased to expand our successful cooperation with UHL along with local partners and the concept has proven that jointly we can enhance our ability of offering a wider and specialized scope to our close customers”.

The two ocean transport specialists will continue to cover all market segments of their industry through their cooperation in the new office, offer their customers an even larger and more diverse overall fleet and make their combined know-how and experience available. The Dubai office is the 3rd joint branch office opened by United Heavy Lift and Ocean7 Projects. Last year the two specialized carriers joined forces with dedicated teams in Bergen and Kuala Lumpur with sub-branches in Beijing and Tokyo.

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United Heavy Lift GmbH (UHL), Hamburg have nominated DUO Shipping, Turkey to be exclusive commercial agent in Turkey with immediate effect.

With the increased activity in UHL with a growing fleet and regular service into West and East Africa from Mediterranean and Europe, DUO Shipping will be able to enhance the presence towards Turkish customers.

“I am very pleased to be able to work with Daghan and Sertac again, they are old colleagues from Intermarine” said Lars Bonnesen, CEO of United Heavy Lift.  “We have a growing fleet, we expect our UHL 900 fleet to grow to 17 sister vessels in 2021, also we anticipate the fleet in commercial management to grow within the near future. In addition, our Joint Sailing Agreement with Marguisa from Mediterranean and Europe to West Africa are going very well and we will expand the service into East Africa as well. Sertac and Daghan have been working on that trade for many years and are a great addition to our team.”

Daghan Engin, Managing Partner of DUO Shipping says “We are extremely happy and proud to be a part of such a strong organization. With UHL, we will provide a reliable and diversified service to our trusted customers. We look forward to the future with full confidence.”

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HAMBURG/HOUSTON (APR. 24, 2020) – United Heavy Lift (UHL), a leader in effective, innovative, and tailor-made heavylift transport solutions continues to expand its global commercial network by appointing Intermarine as its exclusive commercial agent in North America.

“Two successful players in the heavylift market are aligning their goals,” said United Heavy Lift CEO, Lars Bonnesen. “Together we are stronger and together we will move forward.”

Intermarine, a leading provider of ocean freight services to the oil and gas, mining, power, and infrastructure industries, will promote the commercial maritime business of UHL for cargoes controlled in North America. Together, Intermarine and UHL will provide customers with the quality service, performance, and reliability for which each company has a long-standing reputation.

“We are excited to represent UHL commercially, leveraging our strong network and expertise in the region,” said Intermarine CEO, Richard Seeg. “We are confident that this relationship will benefit our mutual customers with an even wider scope of services and cargo logistics solutions.”

Intermarine Director of Chartering, Rene Pedersen will lead the commercial efforts with a focus on multi-purpose and heavylift tonnage, including UHL’s newly acquired fleet of nine F900 Ecolift vessels. Pedersen has nearly 20 years of chartering and logistics experience, including many years working alongside UHL’s Bonnesen. The years of working experience between personnel in the two organizations will provide trusted and seamless service to customers.

“We are extremely happy to work with Intermarine and Rene Pedersen again; Intermarine has a solid history in the North American market and has built a strong network over the years,” said Bonnesen. “In addition, I am also personally happy to join forces with Mr. Pedersen again. In fact, I have known Mr. Pedersen and worked with him for nearly 20 years. He started his career in shipping working for me as a trainee. He has my complete trust. I know how capable he is.”

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With immediate effect, United Heavy Lift GmbH (UHL) Hamburg takes over a modern Heavy Lift fleet of nine eco-friendly F900 newbuildings.


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Hamburg – Two experienced, internationally renowned players in the market for heavy sea transport are joining forces: United Heavy Lift (UHL) and Ocean7 Projects (Ocean7) are opening a joint office in Bergen, Norway.

Hamburg – Heavy Lift shipping company, United Heavy Lift, has taken the management of the newly built DP2 Deck Carrier Vessel, MV Zhi Xian Zhi Xing from Shanghai based Zhixian Transportation. A sister vessel will be completed in the shipyard by the end of 2018.

Die Reportage “Spezialisten im Hamburger Hafen” wurde im Vorfeld des G20-Gipfels am 4.7.2017 in einer Hamburg-Sendung der Deutschen Welle in deutscher und englischer Sprache ausgestrahlt.