On 8 March the Netherlands-flagged multi-purpose general cargo vessel Nordana Madeleine made her first visit to Europe under this name, when she arrived at Aberdeen from Charleston, Carolina, USA. The ‘tweendecker was built in 2009 as Jan Van Gent by Damen Yichang Shipyard in China and was operated by Kok BJ of Holland.

Nordana Madeleine (12,080dwt )is a versatile vessel with two holds/two hatches giving a capacity of 15,753m2 bale. She can also carry containers, heavy-lift cargo, multi-purpose cargo and conventional cargo, and she tradesworldwide.

Her last visit to Europe was in July 2014, when she was renamed Nordana Madeleine under the Netherlands flag and operated by Wagenborg Shipping of Delfzijl. Since then she has traded mainly in Japan and China and on the east coast of USA. Her cargo was wood pulp for the only remaining paper mill in Aberdeen. She then sailed for Hamburg and then Cristobal, Panama. RC


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