Blue Water delivers iceberg to COP26
The UN’s climate summit in Glasgow (COP26) held recently had a peculiar task put forward to Blue Water, transport of a 3,920-kg iceberg from Greenland. Together with three pallets containing a total of 540 litres of water from the Godthaab Fjord, iceberg was the part of the exhibition during the summit.
Blue Water Shipping handled the transport of over a distance of 2,500 kilometres. The company took on the task after a number of operators already declined the job. After both iceberg and water were loaded by Blue Water’s local staff in Greenland, it was shipped to Iceland with a week’s delay on the way.
After negotiation with the Icelandic customs authorities, Blue Water’s terminal workers reloaded the iceberg, after which they were allowed to seal the cooling container and deliver it to the shipping line sailing it to Scotland.
Blue Water Manchester was in charge for customs in the UK, and terminal workers were in charge of loading to the further road transport to COP26, made it possible for the transport to pass smoothly from one end to the other.
During the climate summit the iceberg took part in an exhibition where participants could see the ice slowly melt as an Artic feature to demonstrate the consequences of global warming. The participants could also taste the crystal-clear water from Godthaab Fjord. This part of the exhibition was initiated by Artic Basecamp – a team of researchers focusing on the Artic climate changes.