Published 2020-08-19 00:00:00
CSL-Hartmann Take Delivery of MV Starnes
CSL-Hartmann Take Delivery of First Joint Venture Newbuild, MV Starnes

MV Starnes, the first of two CSL-Hartmann joint venture ships built at Chengxi Shipyard was successfully delivered on August 10, 2020.
At a speed of 14 knots, the 40,000 DWT self-unloading ship successfully completed all dockside and sea trials and is now being prepared to sail to Hamburg via the Suez Canal on August 14.

The vessel can self-discharge at a rate of 5,500 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 1.2-3.5t/m3.

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 tonnes loading capacity that are transporting aggregates on routes throughout Europe.

There, the vesselís operations will consist of carrying aggregates between Norway, Germany, and the United Kingdom.

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

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