United Heavy Lift (UHL), today announced the opening of an office in Houston, Texas to meet the needs of customers in the United States.

The new Houston office, located in the Energy Corridor, is expected to commence operations on November 1, 2020 and will be managed by Rene Pedersen. Rene joins United Heavy Lift with close to 18 years of experience in the multipurpose heavy lift shipping industry, having worked in leading positions for Scan-Trans, Intermarine and Zeamarine.

Eileen Wang will also join UHL as Business Development Executive effective December 1, 2020. Eileen is well-respected by customers in Houston and comes with more than 25 years of experience, having successfully represented major MPP carriers in the United States.

United Heavy Lift is expanding its global operations and will add multiple new vessels in 2021. Prior to opening an own office, UHL was commercially represented by Intermarine. The agency agreement between United Heavy Lift and Intermarine ends on October 31, 2020.

“Houston has always been an important shipping hub and is considered the energy capital of the world. We want to be present in this market and serve the world’s largest EPC contractors, oil & gas companies, and project forwarders. With Rene Pedersen and Eileen Wang, we recruited top professionals to help us establish UHL in the United States”, said Dominik Stehle, Chief Commercial Officer.

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