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CSL-Hartmann takes delivery of first joint venture newbuild

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MV Starnes, the first of two CSL-Hartmann joint venture ships built at Chengxi Shipyard, has been successfully delivered.

At a speed of 14 knots, the 40 000 DWT self-unloading ship successfully completed all dockside and sea trials, after which it was scheduled to sail to Hamburg via the Suez Canal.

The vessel can self-discharge at a rate of 5500 tph and is equipped with a 90.5 m boom, which is one of longest and largest ever built for a self-unloader.

The self-unloading system can handle lump sizes up to 300 mm and free flowing materials with a bulk density in the range of 1.2 to 3.5 t per m3.

The MV Starnes is fitted with energy saving Hub fins, an exhaust scrubber and a ballast water treatment system with IMO and USCG compliance.

The ship is the first of two for the CSL-Hartmann joint venture and joins a fleet of six other Hartmann self-unloading ships with 172 000 t loading capacity that are transporting aggregates on routes throughout Europe.

There, the vessel’s operations will consist of carrying aggregates between Norway, Germany, and the UK.

These two extra vessels add 80 000 t loading capacity to the fleet on these routes.

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