The Dutch flagged general cargo ship Nirint Hollandia glides in to pier 31 this afternoon. Tomorrow morning it will start to discharge its cargo from Cuba. The ship was built in 2007 - the hull at Okean shipyard in the Ukraine, and was completed by the Damen Shipyard in the Netherlands. Damen specializes in this type of two stage construction with yards in Romania and Poland also building hulls for completion in Holland.
The ship carries two 80 tonne cargo handling cranes and can accommodate a wide variety of bulk, breakbulk and containerised cargo. Its container capacity is 686 TEU. It measures 8999 gross tons and 12,000 deadweight (approx.)
As advertised on the ship's sides, its operators have a website, which is worth a visit at : http://www.nirint.com/