Tuesday, October 02, 2007

BERGE NORD

Berge NordToday's SotD is the Berge Nord (IMO: 9127150, Port of Registry: Stavanger, Norway) which is currently anchored of Rotterdam and scheduled to arrive later this week at the EECV bulk terminal, Rotterdam (Europoort) from Seven Islands, Canada carrying iron ore. From Rotterdam the iron ore is transported in barges to the steel mills of ThyssenKrupp and H├╝ttenwerke Krupp Mannesmann in Germany.

The Berge Nord has a deadweight tonnage of 218,000, a draught of almost 19 meters and has seven holds and hatches. The ship was built in 1997 by Hyundai Heavy Industries in Korea and is owned by BW Gas ASA, Norway. This 305 meters long, 53 meters wide bulk carrier is the biggest ship to enter the Arctic sea. Other vessels owned by Bergesen and visiting Rotterdam regularly are: Berge Stahl, Bergeland, Berge Arctic and Berge Pacific.

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