JUNE 2016

L.Branco, Lda. is accredited as shipping agent in the port of Lisbon.

JULY 2016

«Super Servant 4» of Sevenstar Yacht Transport calls Setubal to load the 46M long m/y «Shergar»


Friday PM, L.Branco is requested to organize the call of «Super Servant 4» to load a 46M long yacht on following Monday.

All contacts with port authorities, Harbour Master, pilots, diving company, welding team, riggers, tug company, etc. were carried out during the weekend.

The vessel, with several yachts and ships on board, arrived early morning Monday and started preparing for the operation, including pre-ballasting and unlashing of the cargo in transit.

Early on Tuesday she completed ballasting (reaching 12,50M draft), one of the yachts was pushed out, and m/y «Shergar» entered in vessel’s «pool».

Once all the crafts were in position, an operation that was carried out by ten divers with the assistance of the crew, the vessel started de-ballasting. A few hours later deck was dry and lashing and welding operations started, carried out by the crew assisted by shore riggers and welders.

Operations were completed on the following morning, ahead of schedule.

The loadmaster was very happy with the quality of the professionals hired by L.Branco and for the professional cooperation of all involved in such short notice, including Port Authorities.


Setubal harbour has ideal conditions for this type of operations – calm, sheltered waters and sufficient depth.

All the necessary services are available such as tugs, divers, riggers, welders, etc.

Lisbon airport is only at 25 minutes’ drive from the port.


Call L.Branco and we will have the solution for your requirements!


9th-13th Sept., 2016


Transport of a fully erected Gottwald crane between the ports of Lisbon and Figueira da Foz


L.Branco, Lda has organized for Liscont, SA, the transference of a fully erected Gottwald crane with a weight of 340 tons between Liscont terminals in Lisbon and Figueira da Foz.

The restrictions of the small port of Figueira da Foz were taken into consideration when looking for the appropriate heavy-lift vessel.

A ship with a combined self-gear capacity of 500 tons but only 95M length has been chartered for the job.

Adding to crane’s weight the weight of spreaders and lifting gear, the total weight lifted was 375 tons


October 6th-10th


L.Branco, Lda handled at the port of Sines a series of mining equipment destined to Cuba.

Operation consisted on the export Customs clearance, pre-reception at the port, placing alongside ship, loading and lashing on board.



October 6th


L.Branco handles at Setúbal several pieces of Linde equipment, including a «recktibox» 41,50M- long / 100 tons.

The operation consisted on the direct discharging onto trucks alongside and the delivery to Megasa site at Seixal.

May 2017



With just a few days’ interval L. Branco was involved on two operations of military logistics:

  • Shipment from Leixoes of vehicles, equipment and ammunition of a contingent that traveled to a Baltic state for military exercises.

  • Discharging at Setubal of vehicles, equipment and ammunition of the Portuguese contingent returning from Kosovo.