Friday, January 4, 2013

Vecht Trader, new for Melfi

1. Vecht Trader loads at pier 42 this afternoon, with Oceanex Sanderling in the background at pier 41.
Melfi Lines third ship arrived this morning for the first time. Vecht Trader ex Medatlantic, is much larger than yesterday's Heinrich J. At 15,375 gross tons, 18,350 deadweight tonnes, the ship has a capacity of 1296 TEU and is fitted with two 45 tonne SWL cranes. It was built in 2007 by Zhejiang Ouhua Shipbuilding Co Ltd, in Zhoushan, China, and flies the Netherlands flag..
Melfi Marine's revised schedule shows no more calls by the line until January 16 when Vecht Trader returns, followed by Novia on January 22 and Renate Schulte on February 11. From this it would seem that Heinrich J's visit was an infill to take up slack.

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