Wheelock Will Head New Houston Office Of Dock Express Shipping

Dock Express Shipping, BV, a Rotterdam-based, heavy-lift shipowner, has recently established a branch office in Houston. Warren R. Wheelock, vice president responsible for operations in the United States, Canada, and Mexico, will be the senior manager at the Houston office.

The Dock Express fleet includes t h r e e h i g h l y specialized sister vessels of approximately 13,000 deadweight tons. These vessels embody state-of-the-art technology in the marine transport field: their capabilities include 1,000 tons lifting capacity, a 2,000-toncapacity roll-on/roll-off ramp, in excess of 50,000 square feet of usable deck space, and "float-in/ float-out" capability for floating equipment with dimensions as large as 380 feet long by 66 feet wide by 16 feet draft. In addition, many other heavy-lift vessels with varying capacities are a v a i l a b l e f r om Dock Express through its affiliation with the Van Ommeren group.

Dock Express specializes in the ocean transport of unusually large and heavy pieces of equipment, such as refinery pressure vessels and reactors, prefabricated process plant modules, offshore oil and gas production and processing equipment, jackup drilling rigs, heavy construction equipment and rolling stock, dredges and other floating equipment. The new Dock Express office is located at 3050 South Post Oak Road, Suite 1770, Natural Gas Pipeline Tower, Houston Texas 77056; telephone (713) 626-0405, telex 792075.

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