Biggest livestock ship in record voyage
with 22000 animals
Siba's DENEB PRIMA delivers largest shipment of livestock from
Australia to South East Asia
In early June Siba’s livestock carrier Deneb Prima left the port of
Townsville with the largest ever cattle shipment from Australia to
South East Asia. The Queensland-Indonesia record voyage was
successfully completed on June 25, with the delivery of over Euro7.2m
worth cargo, including 20,060 cattle and 2,564 sheep and goats.
Siba say the success of this record cargo underscores the care taken
by Siba towards animal welfare, surpassing its own higher standards
which already exceed the severe regulatory requirements imposed by the
Prior to the Australian cargo Deneb Prima had just completed a trip on
the new route New Zealand/Mexico, a route opened only one year ago by
Siba’s Becrux. The 213 m LOA, 51,000gt Deneb Prima is the world’s
largest livestock carrier. She can carry 25,000 cattle or 120,000
sheep, or a combination of both, at speeds over 20 knots. Originally a
container vessel she was converted to a livestock carrier in 2002 and
acquired by the Siba Group in 2006. With her versatility and safety
standards she sets new highs for the industry and an example to other
operators in this sector.
The record voyage was a massive logistic exercise, successfully
carried out thanks to Siba’s sister company Wellard Rural Exports,
which put in place 28 road trains. The size of the shipment and its
success set a benchmark for this rapidly expanding company.
Siba Ships began forty years ago as a specialist livestock shipment
company, and today is the world leader in both capacity and high
standards of welfare. Five years ago Siba ceo Mauro Balzarini began to
diversify into other areas of shipping and today Siba manages a fleet
of bulk carriers, some chartered and some owned. The bulk fleet
includes eleven Panamaxes, three Handymaxes and one state of the art
product carrier intended for carriage of clean oil products. There are
plans for further acquisitions.
In early 2008 the world’s two most advanced livestock carriers will
join Siba’s fleet. Currently building in Batam, Indonesia, to designs
and specifications laid down by Siba, the ships will set new standards
for livestock transportation.