Stevedoring, Cargo Handling & Storage Solutions

The Supermaritime Group provides Stevedoring, Cargo-Handling and Storage Solutions in various locations globally and has extensive experience generated by its experienced set of industry professionals combined with its focused service / solution offerings in the stevedoring / cargo-handling industry. We deliver on our promises with day-to-day activities that represent value for money, quality, continuity, innovation and maximum reach, offering services in stevedoring, specialized materials handling services, surface transportation, pipe / yard management, lashing & securing services, warehousing and (project) cargo management.

In the ports of Abidjan, Takoradi, Tema, Cotonou and Lagos these services are performed by Supermaritime subsidiaries and their sub-contractors. In the Netherlands the portfolio of stevedoring services is performed by the group’s wholly owned subsidiary Supermaritime Nederland BV, centrally located in the deep-sea port of Vlissingen, the Netherlands.

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Supermaritime Nederland – Stevedoring & Marshalling Yard in Vlissingen

Supermaritime Nederland BV was founded in 1985 in the port of Vlissingen. As a leader and innovative trendsetter in Stevedoring, operating in the port of Vlissingen with its base in the Scaldia basin, our company strives to be the ultimate link in freight and logistics when handling your equipment. Productivity, a high sense of safety awareness and safety culture, the shortest possible vessel turnaround times and personal attention are our strengths!

Through our professionally trained, skilled, experienced and committed employees that have access to the necessary certified equipment, no cargo or equipment is too big, heavy or extraordinary to handle! We will adapt, innovate, acquire and design new equipment, whatever the challenge or commodity to be handled may be.

Supermaritime Nederland BV is capable to efficiently handle all types of cargo that move through the port of Vlissingen, but specializes in project related cargoes such as Oil & Gas, Offshore, Dredging and Energy Equipment. At the core of our activities are our relentless efforts to provide services of the highest quality and to match the specific needs of our clients with the extensive infra-structure that we have available to us.

To contact us for more information on our Stevedoring Services and Cargo Handling Solutions, please click here for the contact information of Mr Martien Burger.

New Terminal Supermaritime Nederland BV

With effect of April 1st 2013 Supermaritime Nederland has moved to a newly built 83.000 sqm terminal, with its own – dedicated – deep-water quayside in the Scaldia basin of Vlissingen port. For a video-impression of our new terminal, please feel free to play the video shown below.

The company is proud to serve as a global marshaling yard for one of the top 3 Global Multinational Oil Companies, for its upstream activities in various world-wide locations. A highly flexible work workforce with strong ethics, short communication lines, an excellent health & safety record, coupled with a powerful in-house developed warehouse management tool, allow the company to deliver first class services to its local and international customer base.

Services offered by Supermaritime Nederland:

With a team of personnel together accounting for a cumulative experience of many decades, we facilitate time bound stevedoring operations with trained personnel who take care of the complicated operations. Experienced supervisory staff and front line executives man the docks all round when the stevedoring activities are taking place, ably assisted by machinery and gear, all planned to work towards timely handling of cargoes.

1 – Stevedoring (vessel handling and cargo handling operations)

  • Breakbulk stevedoring ops Vlissingen Stevedoring and cargo handling operations for regular (breakbulk) liner services and tramp / project cargo vessels in Vlissingen port
  • Riverbarge / coaster / rail-car handling
  • 240m quayside, which can be extended to 1500m
  • Draft access for oceangoing vessels: 8 to 14 meters LLWS
  • 3 x 100ts mobile cranes and access to 3300ts swl self-propelled floating crane
  • Various types of handling equipment and forklift trucks incl. 2 reach-stackers of 35ts SWL capacity
  • CCTV security supervision (24/7) with remote internet access, and a gated and security controlled area
  • ISPS certified / Accepted Economic Operator (AEO) approved by Dutch Customs Services

2 – Project Warehousing & Container Freight Station

Supermaritime Vlissingen Project Storage

Supermaritime provides fit-for-purpose and client specific warehouse storage solutions by managing and operating customized storage space. Our first-class facilities are operated by trained employees who deploy safe and purpose-built materials handling equipment.

Our customizable solutions include managed warehouse solutions, multi-principal warehousing solutions and dedicated single-principal warehouse solutions.

By offering consolidated operations, we allow greater efficiency in warehousing, achieving tangible cost savings for our clients. But if the scale, location or complexity of your business requires a dedicated solution, we have the expertise and infrastructure you need.

Our dedicated or shared warehousing services include bonded warehousing, through which Supermaritime manages all the necessary customs regulations on behalf of clients during the period of storage. While in storage, goods may be repacked and consolidated, depending on customer requirements. Supermaritime is renowned for simplifying complicated trans-loads and high volume freight consolidations. We have been managing container freight station services for various clients, including the stuffing and bracing of consolidated containers for one of our liner vessel operator clients for the past 15 years.

With its unique location with direct access to a deep-water quayside we offer 12.600 sqm warehouse (port side) capacity with following characteristics:

  • Heavy duty floor strength: 10ts per sqm – ideally suited for storage of metals such as aluminum and zinc
  • Large waterfront door with a door-opening of 15m width and 8m height to allow covered storage of heavy-lift cargo
  • Supermaritime Vlissingen container stuffing ship's convenienceContainer stripping / stuffing / lashing – bracing capabilities
  • 2 lowered dock-shelters
  • 24m computerized truck weighbridge
  • 50 reefer-plugs
  • Fire-protection system through water-curtains (segment protection)
  • Checking and receiving area (line item checking)
  • In-house Packing and Crating facility
  • Web-connectivity in the warehouse (glassfibre cable and wifi coverage throughout)
  • Additional off-site project storage space available (20.000 sqm inside / 30.000 sqm outside)

3 – Outside Storage / Yard Services

Pipe Storage Yard and Global Marshalling Yard Supermaritime VlissingenSupermaritime Nederland offers over 60.000 sqm of level, well maintained outside storage area with waterside access. All surfaces are asphalt covered and are suitable for multipurpose use. Depending on client requirements, Supermaritime can create a storage program to suit your needs. Storage areas can be segregated by size and availability as well as set-up in accordance with any unique customer requirement(s) that aid in the equipment control process. The entire area is fenced, is ISPS certified, and is controlled by an online CCTV system. Security guards patrol the area after office hours. For a photo-impression of our storage area, please click here.

Our outside storage features:

  • Metal Storage and Handling Supermaritime Vlissingen60.000 sqm – with additional capacity available when required
  • Container storage yard and handling facility
  • Pipeyard with pipe-handling equipment
  • 50 Refrigerated Container-plugs
  • Ground strength of 10ts per sqm – ideally suited for storage of metals (such as aluminum / zinc)
  • Quayside / Deep-water access
  • Vehicle circulation program enhancing terminal safety

4 – Lashing and Securing

Vessel Lashing & Securing Services Supermaritime VlissingenSupermaritime Nederland offers lashing and securing services to vessel operators and shippers, to the satisfaction of their or their insurer’s appointed Marine Cargo Surveyors requirements for vessels visiting our facilities. We offer both on-site lashing and securing services as well as off-site services through our mobile teams deployed throughout the Benelux region. We conduct lashing and securing inspections (outer / visual) and advise / recommend in adequate lashing arrangements providing a safe transport in compliance with the IMO code of safe practice for Cargo Stowage and Securing.

Our experienced & qualified personnel handle lashing and securing arrangements general cargo, cars, drill-pipe/casing, offshore equipment, project cargo and containers, and only work with certified material and equipment. Our lashing team also offers specialized services in securing metal cargoes (a.o. ingots in bundles) loaded into barges and ocean vessels.

5 – Packing & Crating Services

Pipe packaging Services Supermaritime Vlissingen Supermaritime Vlissingen offer a full portfolio of in-house operated line-item checking, receiving and cargo packing & crating services. We specialize in the handling of Oil & Gas and Offshore materials. At Supermaritime Vlissingen we will provide you with customized crates and cases that will be built to suit product and customer requirements. For Oil & Gas clients we also have the ability to individually crate (drill)pipe and to bundle loose casing. Our range of packaging services includes the construction of:

  • Custom built wood cases and crates to your specification in our facility
  • Onsite Packing and Crating
  • Reusable or One-time Use packaging materials
  • Shock Absorbing packaging (including the placement of shock recorders)
  • Water-tight and / or Vapor Barrier Bags
  • Conservation and Preservation Programs
  • Container Loading / stuffing – destuffing

All Packing and Crating is certified to meet International Regulations for Coniferous Wood Packing Materials and phytosanitary declarations needed to comply with ISPM-15 requirements can be provided.

Supermaritime Nederland Equipment and Personnel details

Supermaritime Vlissingen Checking & Receiving staff Oil & Gas equipmentAll Supermaritime personnel and contracted personnel has been trained to highest safety standards and equipment handling procedures possible (certificates available upon request), and are committed to ensure the highest safety standard possible is performed under any condition. In peak periods additional – qualified / trained personnel can be made available.

Supermaritime Nederland is fully equipped with the stevedoring equipment that is required to handle all forms of cargo. All gear is certified, maintained and stored in specialist gear stores. In addition, our company has unlimited access to first quality cargo handling equipment including an extensive forklift fleet and the ability and financial strength to acquire new equipment on short notice. Supermaritime Group has identified the quality and reliability of equipment as a key source of competitive advantage.

Health & Safety Policy

Supermaritime Vlissingen Stevedoring - lashing & securing - safety consciousSupermaritime Nederland has a strict health and safety program which is supervised by an appointed Health, Safety (HSE) and Security coordinator. Our program and operations are in accordance with the Dutch national health and safety laws and regulations. The safety of our daily operations depends on a broad range of critical operations and activities that are undertaken on a regular basis. The execution of these critical operations and activities can create hazards that, if not properly addressed, can have disastrous consequences. The risks associated with these hazards have been carefully evaluated to establish cost-effective and efficient prevention and mitigation measures. The goal of these prevention and mitigation measures must be to reduce risks to the lowest acceptable level.

Environmental Policy

Supermaritime Vlissingen Stevedoring Environmental AwarenessOur goal is to conduct our business in a way that protects the environment. Everyone who works for Supermaritime has a responsibility to give their best efforts to achieve this goal. We are committed to do this through our policy principles.

Consequently, Supermaritime plans and conducts their operations, according to sound environmental principles. They are to strive always to carry out work in the manner best calculated to minimize any adverse environmental effect, to prevent pollution of any kind, and are actively to seek ways of reducing environmental damage.

Where our operations, our conduct or our existence is subject to specific laws or regulations, our company will comply fully with all such applicable laws and regulations, and if possible will exceed the minimum requirements because this is good business practice. Special attention will be paid to ensure compliance with international conventions and regulations which apply offshore.

Vlissingen Port Location

Supermaritime Vlissingen Port Overview

Vlissingen, as part of Zeeland Seaports, is the third largest seaport of the Netherlands and plays an important economic role. The port of Vlissingen owes this leading position among others to its easy access from the North Sea and to its excellent connections with the European hinterland by road, rail and inland waterways.

Major advantages of the Vlissingen port area are:

  • excellent, uncongested hinterland connections
  • deep navigation water for any type of vessel and hardly any tidal limitations
  • an open and direct access to the North Sea (no river or lock navigation required)
  • Highly motivated and very regional port labour workforce with an excellent Health & Safety track-record
  • The port tariffs for Vlissingen are highly competitive compared to other seaports in the region, and will help to keep the cost of vessel stays in Vlissingen low.

Terms and conditions

Supermaritime Nederland B.V. operates under de terms and conditions of the Federation of Rotterdam Terminal Operators (VRTO). An English and Dutch version of the VRTO terms and conditions can be downloaded on our website by clicking here.


Supermaritime International B.V.
Global Sales & Operations Office

Visiting address
Stationsplein 45 A2-206
3013 AK Rotterdam
The Netherlands

Postal address
P.O. Box 29072
3001 GB Rotterdam
The Netherlands

tel.: +31 (0)10 2171 900
fax: +31 (0)10 2171 901