Engine trouble fixed in Colombo, cargo transshipped to Shanghai
The "BBC Skysails" which had encountered engine trouble and was towed to Colombo, being berthed at the East Containers Terminal on March 9, 2018, arrived at Mombasa on Apr 15 before sailing on to Beira on Apr 19, ETA Apr 24. The cargo on board had been loaded onto the "BBC Olympus" from March 17 to 19. On March 27 the ship left port again after completing the necessary repairs. The cargo aboard the "BBC Olympus“ arrived in Shanghai on Apr 19. It was unloaded at the Long Wu Bulk Terminal.
BBC Chartering Sets Sail with SkySail
Leading German multipurpose & heavy lift operator BBC Chartering announces to cooperate with the Hamburg based company SkySails. The background is the recently acquired multipurpose vessel ‘BBC SkySails’ that can offer charter clients the possibility for ‘greener’ sea transports. The 9,821 dwt vessel is fitted with the latest prototype of the SkySails auxiliary wind propulsion system. The system uses a kite with a surface measuring 320sqm which can deliver an engine load relief of up to 2,000 kW at favorable wind conditions. “There are many technological developments underway that have the potential to innovate and influence the future of shipping.” says Svend Andersen, Managing Director of BBC Chartering and continues “By adding ‘BBC SkySails’ to our fleet we can offer an innovative service that allows to measurably reducing emissions and hence credibly and visibly supports a charter client’s corporate sustainability strategy.” More at http://www.maritime-executive.com/pressrelease/bbc-chartering-sets-sailUpload News