Boegbeeld - Behind the scenes at Sevenstar Yacht Transport
Sevenstar is a member of the Spliethoff Group, one of the largest shipping companies in The Netherlands, operating a modern fleet of more than 100 multipurpose cargo vessels for specialized services like dry cargo, breakbulk & project cargo (Spliethoff), project & heavy lifts (BigLift Shipping), container & Ro-Ro cargo and door-to-door services (Transfennica & Transfennica Logistics), shortsea (Wijnne Barends), tonnage provider (Bore), and last but not least: yacht transport (Sevenstar Yacht Transport and DYT Yacht Transport).
“Yachts are one of the most difficult cargo types to handle”, says John Kamp, Manager Operations. John, a former Spliethoff captain, is overlooking Sevenstar’s thirtyodd staff in the operational team, consisting of technicaland logistics experts both at Amsterdam Headquarters as well as in global offices, including a full crew of dedicated Loadmasters.
The team manages around 730 global port calls on a yearly basis. This means that on average, every single day of the year two cargo vessels are calling into a port somewhere in the world to load or discharge one or more yachts. All technical issues, logistics and paperwork need to be in place to make things happen.