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Turnkey maritime solutions company Nautic Africa, a Paramount Group subsidiary, and offloading services, and equipment firm Mariflex have partnered to bring international expertise in liquid cargo handling to the African market through the transfer of skills and exposure to the global market
Mariflex’s previous collaboration with Nautic Africa and its employees has resulted in the establishment of a partnership that will see the creation of a new entity — Mariflex Africa powered by Nautic Africa.
“A number of Nautic’s employees have already gained experience working in Holland at Mariflex and a formalised partnership that would provide Mariflex with a presence in the African market seemed like a logical development,” said Nautic Africa CEO James Fisher. “We are able to share ideas and learn engineering skills from each other,” he added.
Mariflex Africa is already in operations and its services are available round the clock. A recent project required the team to offload 24,000 metric tonnes of vegetable oil from an oil tanker. Future plans include the establishment of a base for ship-to-ship transfers and the penetration of the combined services further into Africa. In addition specialised equipment is due to arrive from Holland to provide a more effective professional service to local clients.
The partnership delivers several professional services to local African markets. These include: ship-to-ship transfer service; liquid cargo handling; cargo survey; cargo loss control; bunker survey; barge inerting; debunkering; barging services; salvage support; firefighting equipment; pumps and powerpacks; and equipment sales, rentals and repairs.
Moreover, technical expertise to ensure that advice, assistance and solutions for any identified challenges can be provided before, during and after the transfer or transshipment of liquid bulk cargo is continuously available.