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United Heavy Lift establishes joint venture with Zech Fond for new ships

Multipurpose carrier United Heavy Lift establishes a joint venture with the wealthy foundation Gustav Zech Fond, which contributes the ships the shipping company has chartered for 14 years. The Zech name is not new in the specialized cargo sector.

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The Guztav Zech Fond has acquired the eight newbuilds chartered by multipurpose operator United Heavy Lift, UHL, on 14-year contracts, Partner Lars Rolner tells ShippingWatch.

The eight ships, along with the nine similar F900 specialized cargo ships UHL took over from Zeamarine after the collapse a year ago, are owned by the wealthy foundation Zech Fond, founded by the German business family in 2013.

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