Newsletter – Q1 2024

Sallaum Lines and Marine Conservation Institute Announce Partnership

Sallaum Lines, a prominent international ocean transportion company, and Marine Conservation Institute, a leading non-profit organization committed to ocean conservation, proudly announce their collaboration with Ocean Revolution Moçambique to provide a patrol boat for the Inhambane Bay Community Conservation Network. This strategic partnership aims to enhance local marine conservation efforts, support sustainable practices, and empower the Inhambane Bay communities in Mozambique.

“At Sallaum Lines, we’re dedicated to fostering a harmonious relationship between maritime commerce and marine conservation. Our partnership with Marine Conservation Institute and Ocean Revolution Moçambique for the Inhambane Bay Community Conservation Network emphasizes our commitment to Sustainable Development Goal 14: Life Below Water. By providing a patrol boat, we are actively contributing to the protection of vital marine ecosystems and empowering local communities in Mozambique to take an active role in conservation.

This initiative aligns with our vision of sustainable practices and contributes to the global effort to preserve our oceans. Through such collaborations, we aim to achieve a future where economic development and environmental stewardship work together for a healthier ocean for future generations,”
 stated Natalie Sallaum, Head of Sustainability.

Read our press release to know more.

Sallaum Lines Launches New Monthly Shipping Route from Europe to United States

Sallaum Lines, a renowned leader in automobile shipping and logistics, is proud to unveil a new monthly service route connecting Europe to the United States. This initiative is a critical element of Sallaum Lines’ strategic expansion, aimed at extending its fleet and route diversification, with a steadfast commitment to fostering excellence in global trade and transport services.

Route Details
This notable service will operate monthly, with key loading ports situated in Bremerhaven, Antwerp, and Southampton and discharge ports in Freeport, Jacksonville, Baltimore, and Newark, catering to a wide range of client requirements.

Enhanced Service Offerings
Sallaum Lines’ new route exemplifies our commitment to delivering high-quality and adaptable services, focusing on fulfilling the diverse needs of our clients. Our emphasis is on providing flexible service options and implementing customer-focused solutions to ensure seamless and reliable shipping experiences.

A Commitment to Excellence
“The introduction of this new route is a reflection of our unwavering commitment to addressing the evolving needs of our clients, offering more choices, superior convenience, and exceptional services,” stated Sami Sallaum.

Contact for Quotations
Clients wishing to explore this new route or seeking more detailed information and quotations are invited to contact the Sallaum Lines sales team at

The Sallaum Lines team at Automotive Logistics & Supply Chain Europe 2024!

Sallaum Lines’ COO, Lemcke, joined the conference as a panelist for a speaking session on “Finished Vehicle Logistics – Stabilise, optimise, thrive”.

Lemcke, along with Martina Graser, Director, MP&L, Ford Europe, Jaroslaw Maszczak, Senior Vice President, RPM Europe, and Dennis Feddern, Head of yard and Workshop Solutions, INFORM came together to discuss how OEMs and providers are working to mitigate equipment, network and labour capacity constraints to stabilise and optimise vehicle logistics flows.

It is always a pleasure to connect with industry leaders and partners at the largest gathering of the European automotive supply chain and logistics community.

Sallaum Lines and Fujian Mawei Shipbuilding Commence Construction of Ocean Class Vessels

Sallaum Lines, an international ocean transportation company, marked a significant milestone today as they hosted the steel-cutting ceremony at the Fujian Mawei Shipbuilding Co Ltd Shipyard in Fuzhou, China. The ceremony commemorated the initiation of construction for the Ocean Class series, comprising a fleet of state-of-the-art vessels poised to redefine cargo transportation standards.

The Ocean Class series represents Sallaum Lines’ new fleet expansion initiative, with the first vessel named “OCEAN EXPLORER” leading the way. This cutting-edge vessel, boasting a capacity of 7,500 CEU and utilizing dual-fuel LNG technology, promises efficiency and environmental consciousness in maritime operations.

Read the press release to know more.

Sallaum Terminal at World Breakbulk Expo 2024

On March 25-26, joined over 7,000 supply chain experts at the World Breakbulk Expo (WBX) in Shanghai, China, Asia’s largest B2B exhibition platform for international breakbulk transportation and project cargo logistics.

Managing Director, David Van Ballaert, participated in a speaking session on “Vehicle Supply Chain Logistics and Challenges To and From China”, where he discussed the uneven volumes, lack of transport capacity and labor shortages that have put Europe’s best-performing finished vehicle handling ports and shipping companies to the test, as has a new wave of EV imports from China. Recognizing the pivotal role of Chinese distribution and logistics in this evolving landscape, Sallaum Terminal has prioritized solutions to address these dynamics.

A special thanks to the Port of Antwerp-Bruges for their continuous support.

Six new Sallaum Lines vessels to drive sustainability with Wärtsilä solutions

Technology group Wärtsilä will supply a range of solutions aimed at minimizing the carbon footprint of six new Pure Car Truck Carrier (PCTC) vessels being built for Dubai based Sallaum Lines DMCC. Part of the order was booked by Wärtsilä in 2023 and the remainder in Q1 2024.

The Wärtsilä solutions were selected following a very stringent evaluation process, with sustainability and minimal environmental impact being a prime consideration. As a result, Wärtsilä, through its joint venture company, Wärtsilä Qiyao Diesel Company Ltd. (WQDC), was contracted to deliver three Wärtsilä 20DF dual-fuel auxiliary gen-sets, operating mainly on LNG fuel, for each of the six vessels. Wärtsilä was also contracted to deliver the transverse thrusters and the main engine control system for these vessels.

Then for four of the vessels, Wärtsilä will supply the shaft generator systems, which will reduce the auxiliary gen-sets’ running hours while at sea, thereby further reducing the ships’ emissions and lowering operating costs.