P&O Maritime, Two new 5,400 DWT bulk and container vessels will enter service
P&O Maritime Logistics, a leading provider of maritime services globally, is taking delivery of two new bespoke vessels designed specifically to service Ok Tedi Mining Ltd (OTML) in Papua New Guinea (PNG).
Operating on the Fly River and in the Gulf of Papua, P&O Maritime Logistics’ new vessels will work to transport mainly copper concentrate for export – a key ingredient in developing renewable technology and in urbanisation.
With no road or rail links to the mine, P&O Maritime Logistics has been a long-term partner in enabling the development of the mine, servicing the route since the late 1980s, a press communique indicated.
The company is scheduled to take possession of the first vessel in mid-September followed by the second vessel in mid-October.
“Our new vessels built and customised for operating on the Fly River are a testament to this approach: we put our customers first and invest in their success,” commented Martin Helweg, CEO
“This deal also provides the opportunity for more cadets from Western Province to get seat time training under P&O Maritime Logistics. We look forward to continuing this partnership with the addition of the new vessels to the fleet,” remarked Musje Werror, Managing Director and CEO, OTML.