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Unprecedented handling and loading of a semi-submersible vessel in the port of Abidjan

04 July 2019

On behalf of China National Petrolium Corporation, Bolloré Transport & Logistics Côte d’Ivoire carried out an unprecedented operation of loading four seismic research vessels on the ZHEN HUA 34, a semi-submersible vessel belonging to ZPMC.

This vessel half submerged in water and capable of diving at 21 m depth is intended to contain and transport heavy loads, especially for oil rigs. It belonged to the teams of Bolloré Transport & Logistics to position the semi-submersible vessel intended to receive the 4 ships and to operate on board dedicated tugboats. These four seismic search vessels operating in Ghana were towed and shipped from the Ivorian coast to Singapore port.


The teams at Bolloré Transport & Logistics Côte d'Ivoire have put all their know-how to carry out this operation from 02 to 08 June 2019 at the port of Abidjan. This operation, carried out in compliance with international standards in terms of hygiene and environmental safety, once again demonstrates the excellent coordination of the teams in place, who have been able to meet the customer's expectations with professionalism.