February 19 - In early February a shipment of hydraulic mining shields was loaded at the Interforest terminal, Rotterdam on Norwegian line Grieg Star Shipping's Star Evviva.
The shields, each weighing around 31 tonnes, were destined for mines in northern USA. They had arrived in Rotterdam by barge before unloading to the quayside using a 56 tonne quayside gantry crane. This was later utilised to load the shields on the ship.
Interforest terminal is a 100 percent-owned subsidiary of SCA Transforest of Sundsvall, Sweden, a leading transport and logistics company in the forest products sector. The terminal was established in 1967 and is built to handle all types of forest products arriving on specialised vessels, from open hatch bulk carriers to ro-ro ships. It has an annual throughput of around one million tonnes of paper and pulp.
Grieg Star Shipping carries project cargoes in all its liner trades. Its subsidiary, Atlanticargo Services in Gothenburg, specialises in project traffic in the transatlantic trades.