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.
"Fjordnes" christened at Ostseekai during Kiel Week: