ESL Shipping acquires bulker
Finland’s ESL Shipping has acquired 2011-built self-unloading bulk carrier Alppila from SEB Leasing. The acquisition was made as part of a lease agreement signed between the two parties in 2011. No price was given for the transaction, and the market value of the ship is around $4.42m according to VesselsValue.
Greenpeace activist detained on bulkcarrier
A Greenpeace activist managed to board the "Alppila" on its way from St. Petersburg to change its course before arriving to Helsinki harbour on Nov 1, 2015. The activist was immediately detained by the crew. Later, however, the activist managed to climb a crane and get to the grab. As the crew of the "Aöppila" physically detained the protester the remaining activists refrained from scaling the ship. The bulk carrier was transporting coal to one of Finland’s power plants in central Helsinki. It berthed at the Coal Quay of Helsinki Energy at 1 p.m. The bulk carrier was loaded in Ust-Luga where it had sailed on Oct 31.
Finish ESL Shipping Ltd takes delivery of India built ALPPILA
ESL Shipping Ltd, part of Aspo Group, has taken delivery of a new, approximately 20,000 dwt vessel from ABG Shipyard Ltd in India. The vessel is owned by SEB Leasing Oy, which has leased her to ESL Shipping under a long-term charter agreement, Reuters reports. Designed to meet the needs of ESL Shipping's customers, the new vessel is a self-unloading dry cargo ship specially built for Baltic Sea operations and to the highest ice class (1A Super). She is equipped for Finnish winter conditions and capable of operating even in the northernmost ports. The length of the vessel is 156 meters and her maximum draft with a full cargo is 9.4 meters. The new ship was christened m/s Alppila. Together, the shipping company's vessels Eira, Credo and the new Alppila form the Eira class, which is specially designed for operating in the shallow ports of the Baltic Sea. The cargo carried by the vessels mainly consists of ore, coal and limestone. ESL Shipping's fleet now consists of 16 vessels, of which it owns 12 in full. Three are chartered and one is partially owned. Alppila sails under the Finnish flag and her crew is entirely Finnish.Upload News