#shipping - The newest merchant ship under the Irish flag arrived to Belfast Harbour on Wednesday, writes Jehan Ashmore
Since delivery to owners Arklow Shipping Ltd in October 2018, Afloat has tracked the 16,500dwt Arklow Wave (see launch) initially operate in the Baltic Sea.
This latest call to Belfast involved the leadship of a new quartet of dry-cargo ships ordered by ASL from Ferus-Smit's GmbH yard in Leer, Germany.
A total 13,000mts of wheat was discharged from Arklow Wave according to COFCO a leading UK grain merchant. The cargo having been loaded in the UK's biggest grain port, ABP's Port of Ipswich on the Suffolk coast.
Discharging of the near 150m long cargoship followed after the W class newbuild took anchorage in Belfast Lough off Bangor, Co. Down.
Other recent ASL callers to the port included newbuild fleetmates, Arklow Villa also launched in 2018 whereas Arklow Clan was delivered the previous year.