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Intermarine Launches Bulk Carrier Unit

[ June 5, 2024   //   ]

Intermarine, part of the JSI Alliance with Jumbo and SAL, is expanding its portfolio to offer bulk shipping services under the new Intermarine Bulk Carriers brand.
Intermarine is also expanding its fleet with two additional F300 vessels, bringing the new fleet to 30 units.
The newly founded Intermarine Bulk Carriers will commercially manage Harren Group’s bulk carriers – six units with a combined deadweight of 350,000 tons. Intermarine now offers multipurpose vessels as well as ECO OHBS handysize bulk tonnage. Intermarine will also act as commercial manager for the group’s larger 76,000 to 95,000 dwt bulkers, which are suitable for transporting wind blades on deck and other oversize units.
“Intermarine will further strengthen its product portfolio by merging all MPP and bulk forces. Customers will benefit from greater choices and better, more efficient solutions,” said Intermarine CEO Svend Andersen.
The expansion should also open up new markets and customer groups, said COO Lars Rassmussen. “This is a perfect complement – a win-win situation for our customers and for us.”


The Intermarine Bulk Carriers management team consists of Martin Harren, CEO Harren Group; Rasmussen, COO, Intermarine; Capt. Joachim Zeppenfeld, managing director, Intermarine Bulk Carriers; and Jan-Philipp Rauno, managing director, Intermarine Bulk Carriers.
Jan-Philipp Rauno stresses: “The new structures give us ideal access to the market. And Intermarine also benefits from the existing networks of our bulker colleagues. The combination of MPP and bulk tonnage opens up new cargo options, especially on handysize vessels.”
Cooperation partner Laurens Govers, Director Chartering & Projects at the JSI Alliance (the commercial joint venture between Jumbo Shipping, SAL Heavy Lift and Intermarine), is thrilled about Intermarine’s positive development:
“The fact that Intermarine is making such dynamic progress as part of the alliance is good for all partners,” said Laurens Govers, director chartering and projects, at cooperation partner JSI Alliance. “After all, the technologically complex vessels also need access to the MPV markets. Strong partners are the basis for a strong JSI Alliance.”

MPV Entrants

In addition to establishing Intermarine Bulk Carriers, Intermarine is adding two MPV vessels: Industrial Ursula and Industrial Katharina, two optimized second-hand F300 vessels. The vessels are equipped with 150-ton Neuenfelder Maschinenfabrik cranes and MAK main engines. Final takeover of Industrial Ursula and Industrial Katharina will be in summer.
SAL Heavy Lift and Intermarine are united in the Jumbo-SAL-Intermarine Group, which was integrated a year and a half ago, and represents all Harren Group heavy-lift and MPV activities. SAL Heavy Lift and Intermarine are also members of the JSI Alliance, which together controls a joint fleet of 65 vessels.
“As the SAL-Intermarine Group, we always want to offer our customers the highest quality and the widest possible range of services,” said Martin Harren. “As such, our clients also benefit from SAL’s fleet expansion of five new Orca vessels and the expansion of MPV and bulk tonnage at Intermarine. Our vessels are consistently present in all relevant heavy-lift and MPV markets around the globe, which is important for our international customers. The absolute fleet size isn’t really critical … what matters most, however, is our ability to offer our customers maximum flexibility.”

The Intermarine Pabur anchored in Zhoushan Island. PHOTO: Intermarine