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22 MAY 2022 / ANNE JONE

Shi.E.L.D. Services srl marks first anniversary


Shi.E.L.D. Services srl, provider of technical management and consultancy services for the shipping and industry markets and for the on-shore and off-shore logistics of dry bulk materials, celebrates the first year of operation as it started its business activities in January 2018 by managing several transshipment vessels, mainly based in Indonesia.


Even though it is a new player in the market, Shi.E.L.D. Services srl is built on the decades of experience and knowledge in the maritime logistics and shipping sectors of its team members, as they have worked many years for Coeclerici Logistics, one of the world’s leading players in the offshore logistics.


After Coeclerici exited the maritime logistics business, the team gathered together under Shi.E.L.D. Services to continue working in the logistics and shipping markets applying the great experience and the valuable know-how acquired over the years.


Corrado Cuccurullo, former General Manager Operations of Coeclerici Logistics, is the Chief Executive Officer of Shi.E.L.D. Services srl. “Thanks to our long experience in the logistics industry we are committed to provide our clients with tailor-made solutions and high quality management services to ensure that their assets always comply with all applicable rules and regulations, respect the environment, run in a safe and cost-efficient manner and are maintained so as to preserve their value”, says Cuccurullo.


Our mission is to bring added value to our clients because we believe that our experience and know-how can make the difference between average and excellent performances,

Shi.E.L.D. Services srl provides a whole range of services in particular for the offshore logistics of dry bulk materials, including engineering design of ships, transshippers and cargo handling equipment, project management, new building supervision, vessel conversion, vessel maintenance, technical, operational and crew management of ships and transshippers.

Through research and development, Shi.E.L.D. Services creates customized solutions designed to satisfy the most complex integrated handling requirements. In this respect, Shi.E.L.D. Services promotes the use of ‘floating terminals’, or ‘transshippers’, that carries out the same functions as a port terminal, but requires considerably less investment, boasts lower management costs and has less environmental impact. They are costeffective alternatives to fixed port infrastructures, useful for solving logistical bottlenecks including port restrictions, draught limitations or lack of port facilities, and improving the flow of raw materials to clients.


Invaluable Experience

At Shi.E.L.D. Services, we understand that every business is unique. That is why we work closely with you to develop tailored solutions that address your company’s specific shipping challenges and needs. We are a leading provider of logistics management and consulting services, powered by a team of professionals with decades of experience in the logistics and bulk shipping industry.

  • In South America: transshipping coal with a specially designed transshipper permanently anchored in the Maracaibo lake in Venezuela for a Venezuelan stateowned mine company; the vessel had a storage capacity of 50,000 tonnes and was equipped with four cranes and a conveyor system with three shiploaders, which allowed a coal transshipment rate from barges of more than 50,000tpd (tonnes per day);


  • In Africa: with one of the most complex offshore logistics & shipping projects in the world, consisting of two 54,000dwt tailor-made Supramax vessels — Bulk Zambesi and Bulk Limpopo equipped with — five heavy duty 40-tonne cranes and a cargo handling system with a capacity of 5,500tph (tonnes per hour); the vessels used to be loaded at the port with coal and sail to an offshore location 25nm off the coast where they wouldtransship the cargo into the anchored ocean going vessels at a rate of more than 60,000tpd;


  • In Indonesia: with five floating terminals transshipping coal;


  • In Italy: lightering iron ore from oceangoing vessels (OGVs) for the biggest Italian steel mill; and


  • In Russia: first of a kind in the world, transshipping sulphur in the Black Sea.


Over the past 15 years, members of the Shi.E.L.D. Services team have designed, built and managed more than 20 transshipment vessels which have handled overall more than 200mt (million tonnes) of dry bulk cargoes.

Main Achievements

Among the working experiences of Shi.E.L.D. Services in 2018, it is worth citing the following:

  • Technical, crew and operational management of the two transshippers Bulk Zambesi and Bulk Limpopo, owned by Vale, one of the world’s largest mining companies.


  • Technical, crew and operational management of four transshipment facilities of 11,500dwt with two heavy duty cranes and a conveyor system with two shiploaders, owned by the Indonesian shipping companies PT Asian Bulk Logistics;


  • Technical and operational management of one transshipment facility of 5,500dwt with two heavy duty cranes and a conveyor system with two shiploaders, owned by the Indonesian shipping companies PT Transcoal Pacific, used for loading coal for major Indonesian mining companies.


  • Engineering consultancy for Intergen SpA, part of the German group Deutz, for Oil & Gas plants.As for the current projects, Shi.E.L.D. Services continues the partnership with the Indonesian transport and logistic company PT Transcoal Pacific as Technical Manager of the 5,500dwt transshipment facility TCP PIONEER based in East Kalimantan, Indonesia.


The vessel is equipped with two heavy duty 2-tonne cranes and a 1,800tph conveyor system with two shiploaders, used for transshipping coal from barges into ocean going vessels at a rate of 40,000tpd for Kaltim Prima Coal, the major thermal coal producer in Indonesia.


Shi.E.L.D. Services is also Technical Consultant for PT Asian Bulk Logistics, Indonesian ship owner and operator, for the management of four floating transfer stations. Three of these are sister vessels of 11,500dwt, designed to discharge barges and load OGVs, equipped with two heavy duty 30-tonne Liebherr cranes and a 2,200tph Sammi conveyor system with two shiploaders.