Höegh is part of another infrastructure project in Martinique

12 April 2016

Last month Höegh Autoliners was involved in another infrastructure project in Martinique when when our customer C. Steinweg booked 36 pieces of static cargo to be transported from Antwerp, Belgium to the Caribbean island of Martinique.

These static pieces will be part of a 65 metre long and 7 metre high bridge project for the town of Le Precheur with building scheduled to start in May and expected to be completed within 24 months. The previous bridge was destroyed by a landslide in 2010. The new bridge will be pillarless with an aerial arch and be raised higher than the original bridge to put the town safe from these mud slides. It has also been designed to resist earthquake and wind up to 250 km/h.

The units were first loaded on Höegh America in Antwerp on 5 March and were then transhipped in Le Havre, France a few days later on Höegh Beijing on Höegh's bi-weekly Europe to Caribbean service. On 29 March, the units were successfully discharged in Fort-de-France, Martinique.

Last October, Höegh was part of a project to improve Martinique's infrastructure and traffic conditions when it  transported 14 Vanhool (diesel-electric) buses of 24 meters each from Antwerp, Belgium to Fort de France, Martinique. The buses would be used to improve the very limited public transportation network on the island.

Luc Massaux, Head of France for Höegh Autoliners says,

Le Precheur bridge project - discharged in Martinique

We are honored to be part of another project in developing and improving the local transportation system in Martinique. We have a long history in the Caribbean market and this year we celebrate our 20 year service to the area.