SAL Heavy Lift specialises in sea transport of heavy lift and project cargo, and its offshore subsidiary focuses on developing and delivering installation solutions for the oil & gas and renewables sectors.
Thanks to our more than 30 years’ experience, integrated best practices in HSEQ, highly trained crews and innovative engineering teams, we provide safe, innovative, environmental friendly and reliable transport solutions.
At SAL Heavy Lift, we operate a global network of our own offices and representatives. This enables us to quickly provide excellent solutions to our clients.
2015 – New horizons
Today, about 130 employees ashore and 600 crew members on the vessels work closely together with a worldwide network of agents and offices.
2013 – Office relocation
SAL Heavy Lift moves to its new head office in Hamburg’s HafenCity. Logo modernised: it still depicts the "Hogendieckbrücke", an ancient draw bridge in Steinkirchen, Germany.
2013 – SAL Offshore B.V.
Founding of SAL Offshore B.V. in Delft, Netherlands.
2012 – Renaming of the company
SAL Schiffahrtskontor Altes Land GmbH & Co. KG is renamed SAL Heavy Lift GmbH.
2011 – “K” Line the sole shareholder of SAL
After five years of successful partnership, the “K” Line Group acquires the remaining shares of the SAL Group and becomes the sole shareholder.
2007 – Joint Venture with “K” Line
SAL enters into a joint venture with the “K” Line Group headed by Kawasaki Kisen Kaisa, Ltd., Tokyo.
2001 – Growing staff
2001-2011: SAL, now being jointly owned and managed by the Heinrich and Rolner families, increases its staff to nearly 100 onshore and about 550 crew members on vessels worldwide.
1980 – Opening of the Steinkirchen Office
1984: The brothers Hans and Claus Heinrich take over the management of three vessels from their father Paul Heinrich (his red flag marked with a "PH" is still flown on SAL vessels today).
The first geared vessels with 2 x 9 t SWL cranes are ordered.
1980: Hans Heinrich establishes SAL’s Steinkirchen office in the “Altes Land” area.
1865 – Delivery of First Vessel
SAL’s history can be traced back as far as 1865, when its first sailing vessel – the SS “Amoenitas” – is delivered to the Heinrich family by the German Sietas shipyard. Over the next 150 years, five generations of the Heinrich family continue their involvement in shipping.
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rev. January 2017