The tanker was named “Margot la Fileuse” by the pastoral worker for sailors, Bernhard van Welzenes. The traditional bottle of champagne was broken by Fransiska Clarysse, the wife of Luc Tack, CEO of the Belgian Tessenderlo Group, which has its headquarters in Brussels. The tanker will transport iron(III) chloride from the French production site of Produits Chimiques de Loos, which is part of the Tessenderlo Group, from Loos near Lille to Paris. The product is used to treat sewage there.
The Tinnemans shipyard at Maasbracht in the Netherlands constructed the ship’s hull. De Gerlien van Tiem in Druten on the river Waal handled the other building work. The tanker is precisely adapted to the restrictions on dimensions, which have to be taken into account on French domestic waterways when transporting goods. The vessel’s capacity of 750 tonnes replaces about 30 trucks on each journey. Wijgula has leased the tanker to IMPERIAL Logistics SARL, Hambach (France) with the aim of complying with all the conditions and stipulations, which need to be considered in France when transporting commercial goods on inland waterways.
IMPERIAL Logistics International has pooled the management of a fleet of 63 double-hulled inland waterway tankers, some belonging to IMPERIAL and others chartered, at the Wijgula shipping company. The latter was founded in 1922 and has its headquarters in the Dutch town of Druten on the river Waal. These vessels can transport any liquid products approved for shipment on inlandwaterways.
Caption: Norbert Meixner (Director Business Unit Shipping, Liquid, IMPERIAL Logistics International) and his assistant Ariane Bakker (left) thank Fransiska Clarysse for breaking the bottle of champagne during the naming ceremony.
Photo: Hans Barten, Druten
IMPERIAL Logistics International B.V. & Co. KG
Dr. Rembert Horstmann
Head of Marketing
Phone: +49 203 3188-7555