Baltic Leopard arrived this morning and anchored in the upper reaches of the harbour and appeared to be undergoing hold cleaning / inspection. This would normally take place before loading a sensitive or food grade cargo such as grain.
It was built in 2009 by Yangzhou Dayang in Yangzhou, China as Borak for Turkish owners, flying the Malta flag. In 2010 it was placed under the management of Genco Shipping and Trading Ltd flying the Marshal Islands flag. Among about 60 or so other bulkers in the fleet, some are prefixed with "Genco" and others with "Baltic". Some of the latter are named for animals of all sorts including mammals and insects, resulting in some as yet undiscovered species, such as the Baltic leopard.
The former Baltic Trading Company merged into Genco in 2015, and the ship carries the letter "B" on its funnel. Genco is a publicly traded company based in New York.
At 31,117 grt, 53,447 dwt it qualifies as a Supramax and has four cranes with grabs and five holds. It arrived from Wilmington, DE ,
The ship is scheduled to move to pier 27 tomorrow to load.