Wednesday, June 11, 2014


Berge Stahl
The Berge Stahl seen moored at Ponta da Madeira, Brasil.
Today's SOTD is the Berge Stahl (IMO: 8420804, Port of registry: Stavanger, Norway) which has been the largest ore carrier for years with her deadweight of 364,767 tons. Currently the ore carriers operated by Vale, such as the Vale Rio de Janeiro and Vale Italia are the largest ones. The Berge Stahl is owned by Bergesen Worldwide Shipping and was built in 1992 by Hyundai Heavy Ind. Co. Ltd. Ulsan, Korea. She is 343 meters long, 65 meters wide, has a draught of 23 meters and has 7 holds and hatches. She transports iron ore from the 'Companhia Vale do Rio Doce' mines in the eastern part of the Amazone, Brasil to Rotterdam. From Rotterdam the iron ore is transported in barges to the steel mills of ThyssenKrupp and H├╝ttenwerke Krupp Mannesmann in Germany.

The Berge Stahl is scheduled to arrive this afternoon at the EECV terminal, Rotterdam from Ponta da Madeira, Brasil.

Click here for the current position of the Berge Stahl

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