FJORDNES christened at Ostseekai during Kiel Week

by Ilka Gerlach

Heavy-lift bulk carrier in operation for Mibau-Stema

(Kiel, 30th August 2021) Ship christening at Kiel Week: On 6th September, the Monday of this year's Kiel Week, the new heavy-lift bulk carrier FJORDNES, launched at the Chengxi shipyard in January, will be ceremonially christened at the Ostseekai.

The 190-metre-long vessel, equipped with a self-unloading system, has a deadweight capacity of 40,700 tonnes (tdw) and is in service for Mibau-Stema, one of the largest suppliers of mineral building materials in Northern Europe. As with the entire Mibau-Stema operational fleet, technical support for the ship is provided by HJH Shipmanagement, founded by Hans-Jürgen Hartmann and based in Cadenberge near Cuxhaven.

Every year, Mibau-Stema handles around 600,000 tons of chippings at the northern pier in Kiel Wik. The stone is sourced from four quarries in southern Norway, in Jelsa, Tau, Dirdal and Leirvik.


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