Thursday, March 14, 2019

Onego Elbe sails

The cargo ship Onego Elbe sailed this afternoon after discharging a cargo of rails for CN at pier 27. The ship arrived from Poland on March 9, and was unloaded by Logistec's mobile shore crane.

Onego Elbe outbound for Barranquilla, Colombia.

The ship dates from 2008 when it was built by the Damen Yichang Shipyard in China measuring 7878 gt, 11,083 dwt.  Originally named Katharina, it was renamed Marmaui in  2014 and Onego Elbe in 2018.
The ship is of the open hatch, box shaped hold type of multi-purpose carrier. Its two holds are completely accessible, without overhangs, when the hatch covers are removed. (A travelling gantry lifts and stows the covers.)  The ship carries five tween deck panels that can be used to convert hold number one or in various combinations to create tween decks if needed. It is also fitted with a pair of 80 tonne cranes that can be combined for a 150 tonne lift.

Onego Shipping and Chartering is based in the Netherlands and specializes in cross-Atlantic bulk and breakbulk industrial cargoes. Its St.Petersburg branch, Onego Shipping Ltd, specializes in the Baltic, and Onego Shipping Inc has its office in Houston and half a dozen ships working in the Americas. Onego in total currently controls about 25 ships, all under time charter.


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