Friday, March 22, 2013


Orange StarJuice tanker Orange Star (IMO: 9564384, Port of Registry: Monrovia, Liberia) is the replacement vessel for the old Orange Star which was in service from 1975 to 2010 and visited the port of Rotterdam many times. The new vessel is 190 meters long and 32 meters wide, has a deadweight tonnage of 37,000 and a payload of 32,000 m3 with 12 juice tanks of 2000 m3 and 2 tanks of 4000 m3. The MAN B&W 6S50 MC-C7 main engine, made by Brodosplit Diesel Engines Factory Ltd gives the vessel an operating speed of 15 knots. She was delivered in 2010 from Brodosplit Shipyard, Croatia for her owner Atlanship S.A., Switzerland.

The Orange Star arrived this morning at the Continental Juice terminal.

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Wednesday, March 20, 2013


RTM CookThe RTM Cook (IMO: 9591301, Port of Registry: London) is a bulk carrier delivered in July 2012 at Hanjin Heavy Industry to her owner Rio Tinto Marine which provides services to the Rio Tinto Group to ensure that maximum efficiency is achieved in all of their mine-to-market supply chains, a critical aspect of Rio Tinto's mining business. The vessel is the first in a series of eight being built at Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction (HHIC) in Subic Bay, Philippines. 300 meters long, 50 meters wide and has a maximum draught of 18.3 meters. She has a deadweight tonnage of 205,500 and is powered by a Hyundai Heavy Indsutries engine which gives the vessel a service speed of 15 knots.

The RTM Cook will arrive this afternoon at the EMO terminal, Rotterdam from Richards Bay, South Africa.
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Friday, March 08, 2013


Ebba Maersk
The Ebba Maersk (IMO: 9321524, Port of Registry: Copenhagen, Denmark) is the fifth in line of Maersk's PS-class. Together with her sisters (amongst which are the 'Emma Maersk' and 'Evelyn Maersk') she used to be the largest containership ever in dimensions with a total teu capacity 11,000 teu (of which 1,000 forty foot reefer containers) according to the A.P. Moller - Maersk Group. A total capacity of 13,500 teu is also possible when containers are not fully loaded. This capacity is possible by stacking the containers in 22 rows wide. Maersk calculates the teu capacity with loaded containers. The vessel is 397 meters long, 56 meters wide, has a depth of 30 meters and a deadweight of 156,907 tons. Amazingly, all this size and capacity requires a crew of only 13. The specially designed Wärtsilä diesel engine delivers 80,000 kW. A waste heat recovery system is installed to optimise the use of the energy produced, so that the engine can deliver up to 90,000 kW. The vessels in this series have also established new standards for safety and environmental responsibility. Environmentally-safe silicone paint, for example, is used on the hull, below the water line, reducing water resistance, and thereby fuel consumption, by 1,200 tons per year. The ship was launched at Odense Steel Shipyard Ltd in May 2007.
The Ebba Maersk will arrive this afternoon at the APM terminal, Rotterdam from Tanjung Pelepas, Malaysia. Tomorrow, the vessel will set sail for Bremerhaven on the APM AE1 line. She will return within about 2 weeks to Rotterdam on her return call this loop.

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Thursday, March 07, 2013


Crude Oil tanker Al Salmi (IMO: 9534793, Port of Registry: Kuwait) was delivered in June 2011 from Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering Co. The vessel is 333 meters long and 60 meters wide. With a maximum draught of 22 meters and deadweight of 319,660, she is able to carry up to 1.2 million barrels of oil. The Al Salmi is the third of four identical VLCC's to be built for her owner Kuwait OIL Tanker Company (KOTC). Her sister vessels are Dar Salwa, Umm Al Aish and the Al-Rigga.

The Al Salmi is schedule to arrive later this afternoon at the MOT Terminal, Rotterdam with a load of crude oil from Mina Al Ahmadi, Kuwait.

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