Höegh Autoliners has delivered over 1,500 Nissan vehicles through the Port of Gdansk on board the Atlantic Spirit. The vessel delivered the vehicles from South Korea and it formed the largest delivery of cars at the port this year. The majority of the vehicles are for delivery to the Russian market. Discharge and processing was handled Port of Gdansk Cargo Logistics Ltd.
Atlantic Spirit was built in 1987 in Japan by the Sumitomo Heavy Industries Oppama Shipyard. The 190-meter-long ship has a loading capacity of up to 4,200 vehicles.
In other ro-ro news, Grimaldi has taken delivery of a new multipurpose vessel – the Grande Benin – at a ceremony at Pula in Croatia.
The vessel, which was built with a loading capacity of 2,000 cars or vans, 2,000 metres of rolling cargo and 800 TEUs, is the 14th vessel of 18 being built by Uljanik shipyards based in Croatia.
The vessel can accommodate the loading of heavy and out of gauge rolling equipment such as trucks, tractors, double-deck buses, and earthmoving equipment. Its stern ramp allows the loading of freight units with a weight up to 250 tonnes while its two cranes on the weather deck are able to lift units (containers and general cargo) with a weight of up to 40 tonnes.
The Grande Benin will strengthen Grimaldi’s services between North Europe and West Africa, serving a range of ports between Benin and Angola.