The design is also suitable for flexible harbour services being able to transship dry bulk, containers and break-bulk. The 63m long vessel boasts 750sq m of deck space, with additional below-deck lashing stores.

These barges are being built on a speculative basis in response to client demands to ensure short delivery times.

Both crane barges will be installed with a Liebherr CBG 350 crane, providing efficient loading capabilities with grab operations of 35t at 36m and hook operations at 45t at 36m. The double drum mooring winches are placed to enhance safety during mooring operation and minimise the potential for hazards.

"These crane barges are perfectly suited for shifting coal, iron and agribulk materials," says Hugo Hoekstra, design engineer.