April 30 - With last week's delivery of the Saga Fantasy, Saga Shipholding's (SSH) order for seven Future class open hatch box hold ships is complete. An eigth vessel is still to be delivered, but this is not going to be owned by SSH.
Last weekend also saw the Port of Vancouver USA welcomes the fifth ship in the series, Saga Fjord, on her maiden voyage.
Saga Fjord was built in Korea and launched in January 2013. The vessel is 656 feet in length and has a deadweight capacity of nearly 56,000 dwt.
All the ships are operated by Saga Forest Carriers International.
Before docking at the Port of Vancouver, Saga Fjord sailed from Kaohsiung, Taiwan to Incheon and Ulsan in Korea before discharging steel in Vancouver. The ship unloaded 7,909 tonnes of steel products at the Port of Vancouver before ultimately traveling to Los Angeles and onwards to Europe with bulk and breakbulk products.
|Pictured from left to right: Paul DeBolt, superintendent for Marine Terminals Corporation; Mark Savage, Mike Schiller, Joel Savage, Port of Vancouver USA; Captain Chandnani; Randy Click, regional vice president of the Columbia River Office, ACGI Shipping Inc; John Cross, port captain for Saga Forest Carriers.