About the harbor : Schippersgracht – Spliethoff S-Class


Baltimore harbor was visited by a truly unique vessel – Schippersgracht, a Spliethoff S-type.  Never having seen a cargo handling system such as this, an internet search revealed the capabilities of the sideloader.  With 5 sideloaders having capacities of up to 16 metric tons, cargo loading and discharging happens quickly, with a minimum of equipment and protected from weather.

As multipurpose vessels, the S-type are versatile, handling cargo ranging from bulk to containers to their specialty, palletized and forktruck-capable. It appears that multipurpose vessels in general might have something to learn from Spliethoff.



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