Alliance St. Louis at APM Terminals Virginia

Friday, September 04, 2009
Alliance St. Louis docked at APM Terminals Virginia and preparing to load rolling stock cargo (Photo courtesy Maersk Line, Limited)

On August 27, Alliance St. Louis, a Maersk Line, Limited (MLL) vessel, docked and loaded rolling stock cargo at APM Terminals Virginia, becoming the first roll-on/roll-off vessel to call the Portsmouth terminal since the container facility opened in July 2007. MLL and APM Terminals welcomed almost 40 U.S. military officials and guests to view Alliance St. Louis’ arrival and loading.

“The terminal has an excellent setup for transporting vehicles, helping to improve transit times, reduce costs and minimize handling,” said Ed McCarthy, senior director of terminal operations at APM Terminals Virginia. Approximately 225 trucks and vehicles loaded on Alliance St. Louis, of which about 75% arrived via rail. “We hope today’s loading highlights the flexibility of the terminal, and that we increase our role with the U.S. military for the movement of rolling stock.”

In February 2008, MLL brought in Alliance St. Louis and her sister ship, Alliance Norfolk, into its U.S. flagged fleet to meet growing demand for the transportation of vehicles, oversized, and non-containerized cargoes. The two vessels carry U.S. government, preference and commercial cargo. MLL operates the ships through an arrangement with Höegh Autoliners and Alliance Navigation, its U.S. affiliate. Both ships have the capacity of 6,500 car-equivalent units and over 580,000 square feet of total stowage space, and participate in the Maritime Security Program and the Voluntary Intermodal Sealift Agreement.

Maritime Reporter August 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Vessels

The Hour of Power

Hybrid Marine Technology and Green Ports In 2015 two significant developments are going to make many operators, owners and builders of professional vessels consider hybrid marine power.

TOTE’s 2nd LNG Containership Launched

Shipping company TOTE and shipbuilder NASSCO on Saturday launched Perla del Caribe, the second of two Marlin Class ships – the first containerships in the world to be powered by natural gas.

ME Production Receives Two Scrubber Orders

ME Production subsidiary Marine Exhaust Technology has been awarded a new contract for the DFDS vessel Finlandia sailing on the route Rosyth-Zeebrugge. The scrubber contract includes design,

 
 
Maritime Security Maritime Standards Navigation Pipelines Port Authority Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Repair Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1308 sec (8 req/sec)