Tuesday, June 22, 2010

A Kamsarmax bulk carrier calls on Halifax

The bulker Iron Fuzeyya made a brief call for bunkers today. The Marshall Island flag vessel is owned by Excel Maritime Carriers Ltd, an AMEX/NASDAQ listed company that operates 48 ships and has five more on order. The company is based in Greece.

This type of bulk carrier is called a Kamsarmax, which is a Panamax vessel, but with extra length (229 meters), which is the largest vessel to be able to load bauxite in Port Kamsar, Equatorial Guinea. This gives the ship a deadweight tonnage of 82,209. She was built in Japan in 2006.

Iron Fuzeyya is on a long term charter to Bunge Corp, a grain company, but the ship may carry many different commodities depending on demand. Her itinerary suggests that she sailed as light ship from Rotterdam to Pointe Noire QC to load iron ore. She then sailed to Halifax for bunkers before setting out again for Rotterdam. Her agents were listed on the Port of Halifax website as Wabush Mines Vessel Agency.

For an especially good view of the ship at anchor in Halifax, go to Shipspotting.com and see Capt. Ken's photo:

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