About us

LOYAL PARTNER IN THE MARITIME WORLD.

Hapo International Barges B.V. (HAPO), is founded in 1987 by Henk Poot together with several partners and is situated in the harbour of Rotterdam. The headquarters is located in Ridderkerk and together with docks in Rotterdam, Ridderkerk and 's-Gravendeel makes HAPO as a whole. We are specialised in providing pontons, crane barges, heavy machinery and other facilities supplying contractors for salvaging shipwrecks, off- or onshore operations involving heavy lifting, and heavy lifting transportation.

HAPO owns a diverse fleet of heavy machinary, cranes and ships that are used everywhere in the world. All equipment meets the highest requirements in maintenance which results into record in safety and an extreme low percentage of failure.

As general contractor with more than 30 years of experience in salvage and wreck recycling HAPO and Scheepssloperij Nederland (SSN) as subsidiary has become an expert in salvaging and demolishing vessels, shipwrecks, offshore-platforms and other objects. In a large variety of projects HAPO has stepped forward taken the lead in securing the best end result. SSN and HAPO have both been involved in salvaging car carrier ‘Tricolor‘ and container carrier ‘MSC Napoli‘, ‘MSC Nikita‘ and ‘Rokia Delmas‘. In the period 2012 up until 2016 HAPO has exploted its Jack-Up Barge LISA-A, using it as a ‘Power Generation Facility‘ using gasturbines providing the oilfield Widuru with energy in the Java sea.

HAPO is a company with a flat organizational structure with minimum depth. We are flexible for our clients thinking with them every step of the way. We have the knowledge and space provided to do so. And in the off-change that we don't, our wide network can be used to meet your standards.

“Our flexible organization has been a supplier of maritime equipment and a loyal partner in marine salvage and wreck removal”

Our TEAM

Johan Poot

CEO

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David Muller

Lead Engineer

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Luk Turner

Architect

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