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BG Diamond makes her maiden call to Port of Cork

BG Freight Line’s latest newbuild, BG Diamond, arrived in the Port of Cork on 23 January 2018 on her maiden call to Tivoli Container Terminal from Rotterdam.

The brand new container ship, developed by BG Freight Line in conjunction with designers CIMC ORIC and Arkon Shipping, is one of four brand new ships developed by BG Freight Line capable of loading 45ft short-sea containers. The new BG Freight vessel is the max size vessel for Tivoli Container Terminal.

Brendan Keating CEO Port of Cork said: ‘BG Freight Line is a longstanding customer to the Port of Cork and this new build vessel shows a further commitment for our future relationship. Port of Cork is committed to providing modern infrastructure which will remove the current limitations at up-river berths. The new facilities planned for Ringaskiddy Port Redevelopment, Cork Container Terminal (CCT) will further improve the Ports capability to handle the growing Lo-Lo sector. CCT when completed will be the most modern terminal in Ireland and will serve the regions shipping needs for many years to come.’

BG Diamond is fitted with state-of-the-art features such as a modern wet scrubber system for exhaust cleaning which complies with Emission Control Area (ECA) requirements.

Koert Luitwieler CEO BG Freight Line said: ‘We are extremely proud that our first newbuilding, BG Diamond is now deployed on our dedicated route between Rotterdam and Cork. This is an important mark in the long history of BG Freight Line and will enable us to trade with highly fuel efficient and environmental friendly tonnage for the next decades.’

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