Peterson awarded logistics contract from OceanXpress

Source: press release, 23 May 2022

The OceanXpress ‘Aqua Helix’ high-speed crew transport vessel
The OceanXpress ‘Aqua Helix’ high-speed crew transport vessel (photo: OceanXpress)

International energy logistics provider Peterson has been awarded a logistics contract from OceanXpress, a joint venture between Damen and Ampelmann, to deliver ship agency services for the Aqua Helix vessel, which will use the Port of Den Helder as its main port of operation.

Mark Hol, Business Unit Manager at Peterson, says, “We’re delighted to welcome the Aqua Helix to the Port of Den Helder and be nominated as the port’s agent to deliver agency services for this innovative and one-of-a-kind vessel.”

“Innovation is teamwork” says OceanXpress Director Jan van der Tempel, “Port of Den Helder is the logical base for our service, and we are very happy that Peterson is part of our team to launch this new service for the offshore energy industry.”

The Aqua Helix is a high-speed crew transport vessel with a 120-passenger capacity, developed in response to the offshore industry’s need for an alternative crew boat boasting a cost-effective operation and improved safety features.

The vessel is 73.4-metres long, 11-metres wide and comes equipped with a custom-made Ampelmann motion-compensated telescoping gangway.