Ship to shore interface
Smit Lamnalco supplies safe, efficient and reliable pilotage and mooring services whenever and wherever required by our client.
To secure fast vessel turn around in ports, we deliver a seamless ship to shore interface. Our company is fully committed to ensuring our pilotage services comply with the recognised international standards for training and certification. Our clients can count on competent, professional and positively vetted personnel to conduct a broad spectrum of marine activities. From straightforward port navigation to very specific LNG operations, we provide specialised pilot and mooring personnel, wherever and whenever you need them.
Vessels and terminals
At Smit Lamnalco we are experienced in servicing LNG carriers, bulk carriers, containerships and tankers up to VLCC/ULCC. For many oil and gas companies we have performed pilotage services for a variety of terminals:
- SPM terminals
- FPSO terminals, berthed in tandem or with associated CALM buoy
- In-shore and off-shore jetties
- Ports and harbours
- Ship-to-Ship (STS) operations
If possible, we choose to work with local personnel. Cooperating with federal governments, national associations and workers unions on a daily basis, it’s essential to team up with someone who understands the local customs and speaks the native language. Also, it is crucial to work with people that have a deep understanding of the local marine environment. But employing local content is not in our advantage alone, it’s really mutually beneficial. Over the years, we have trained more than 25 Nigerian pilots to the requirements for berthing tankers at SPM and FPSO terminals. Many of these local talents now hold senior marine positions throughout the Nigerian maritime industry.