Cargostore formalises expansion into US offshore wind market

4C Offshore | Tom Russell
By: Tom Russell 24/01/2023 Cargostore Worldwide
Cargostore Worldwide, a UK-based provider of DNV 2.7-1 certified offshore containers, announced its formal expansion into the East Coast US wind market through a new partnership with Blue Ocean Port Services.

According to Cargostore, the Port of Providence (ProvPort) has been identified as the ideal location for its first depot dedicated to supporting offshore wind projects on the East Coast of the United States. Cargostore has appointed Blue Ocean Port Services (BOPS) as its marketing partner for the US East Coast. BOPS is a Joint Venture between Waterson Terminal Services LLC (WTS) in the Port of Providence and Maritime International operating from the Port of New Bedford.

WTS provides terminal and cargo handling services whilst Maritime International adds New Bedford’s largest cold storages facilities to its international cargo handling capabilities.

Cargostore have already delivered various DNV 2.7-1 certified unit types to Providence, including Closed and Open Top CCU’s, Half Heights, Reefers and Waste Skips, and have secured contracts in support of the
Vineyard Wind project.

Offshore Director, Sans Unkles said: “Cargostore Worldwide are delighted to have signed this agreement with Blue Ocean Port Services. We are convinced this new partnership will provide the high-quality support services for which Cargostore has become recognised globally and we look forward to playing our small part in supporting the exciting plans for energy transition in the USA.”

WTS General Manager, Chris Waterson said: “Blue Ocean Port Services (BOPS) was established to create regional collaboration, combining the expertise of WTS and Maritime International to better service the US Offshore Wind Industry in Southern New England. This partnership with Cargostore Worldwide will add value to our existing tenants and clients, as well as attract new users to WTS and Maritime International operated facilities.”