- 19. August 2019
- Shipping News
„CHIPOLBROK MOON“ voy. 79 - How to handle 60m units in HamburgAfter discharging at Esbjerg and Hamburg our m/v „CHIPOLBROK MOON“ voy. 79 returned to Hamburg after loading in Antwerp. With a reasonable portion of cargo already on board the second call at Germany’s largest seaport was arranged to take another big mouthful units for different projects at various discharging ports.
Whilst part of the weather deck was already utilized by a huge aluminium structure from previous port another four hatches on the starboard side had to be occupied by three moulds of each 60m length and a max. width of 5,30m but 29ts unit weight only. Same had been delivered ex Aalborg by coaster alongside the sea-going vessel and lifted very very carefully in slow motion on board. The procedure forced crane drivers, stevedores, Chief Officer and Supercargo Capt. Wrona to utmost strain because the parts had to be threaded through between the high board cranes on the port side. Arrived at Shanghai moulds will be used for the production of windblades. In comparison to these „tall boys“ a unit of 32,5m length and 25,8ts weight loaded before shrinkled proportionally to be a small crumb.
Apart these white covered moulds - a bit looking like Beluga’s - the vessel took a large number of rolling stock to Jakarta with units weighing up to 116ts, two Diesel engines in cases of each 60,5ts to Mumbai as part of a larger supply to an Indian shipyard. Impressive by size also 12 cases of each 57ts and dimensions like a weekend house of each 19,55 x 4,81 x 2,60m destined to Penglai as port of entry to the Shandong peninsular. And many shippers own containers had to be carried as accessory kits. An easy going job for Chipolbrok because all their vessels are container fitted and sometimes being even of service for the positioning of empty boxes of other carriers.
With a departure draft of 8,60m the vessel could safely pass the historical Elbe tunnel and was allowed to sail on 12/8 at 16hrs from its loading terminal to the last port of loading in Europe being Bilbao. After that vessel is bound for discharging ports Mumbai, Singapore, Jakarta, Lombok, Shanghai, Penglai, Lianyungang and Busan. When all is going fine Capt. Liu will navigate his next trip end of October either from the far east via US ports to Europe or even directly to the northern continent.