USA-based multipurpose operator Intermarine, part of Harren Group, is expanding its MPP fleet by adding two F300 vessels to its fleet. Industrial Ursula and Industrial Katharina, two optimised second-hand F300 vessels, will join the Intermarine fleet in summer 2024. The new fleet will consist of a total of 30 units.

Meanwhile, Intermarine is expanding its portfolio to offer bulk shipping services under the new Intermarine Bulk Carriers brand.

The newly founded Intermarine Bulk Carriers will commercially manage Harren Group’s bulk carriers, a total of six units with a combined deadweight of 350,000 tonnes.

Further, Intermarine’s bulk experts will also act as commercial managers for the group’s larger 76,000-95,000 dwt bulkers.

Intermarine Bulk Carriers management team consists of Dr Martin Harren (ceo of Harren Group), Lars Rasmussen (chief operating officer of Intermarine), Capt. Joachim Zeppenfeld (managing director of Intermarine Bulk Carriers) and Jan-Philipp Rauno (managing director of Intermarine Bulk Carriers).

“From now on, Intermarine will offer MPP vessels as well as eco OHBS handysize bulk tonnage,” reads the Harren Group statement.

To remind, SAL Heavy Lift and Intermarine are part of the SAL Intermarine Group, which represents all MPP and heavy lift activities of the Harren Group.

Furthermore, SAL Heavy Lift and Intermarine are also members of the JSI Alliance. Together with Jumbo, the three shipping companies control a joint fleet of 65 vessels.

Dr Martin Harren, chief executive, said: “As the SAL-Intermarine Group, we always want to offer our customers the highest quality and the widest possible range of services.

“As such, our clients also benefit from SAL’s fleet expansion of five new Orca vessels and the expansion of MPP and bulk tonnage at Intermarine. Our vessels are consistently present in all relevant heavy lift and MPP markets around the globe, which is important for our international customers.”