Hanseatic Break Bulk towage convoy heads for Kiel Canal

The Hamburg-based shipping company, Hanseatic Break Bulk, oversaw the arrival of a towage convoy in the multi-purpose port of Brunsbüttel Elbehafen, in Germany. This convoy arrived on the 11th of July 2022.

The Wulf 7 tug-boat measures 30.00 metres in length, and 9.85 metres in breadth. It has a max draught of  4.80 metres, a gross register tonnage (GRT) of 360, and a Bollard pull of 50 tonnes. The Wulf 9 tug-boat measures 33.1 metres in length, and 10 metres in breadth. It has a max draught of 5 metres, a tonnage of 429 GRT, and a Bollard pull of max. 58 tonnes, or a continuous 54 tonnes.

The T.O.W. III pontoon boat has a length of 86.26 metres, breadth of 27.43 metres, a depth of 6.10 metres, and a GRT of 3,709 tonnes. The T.O.W. III pontoon was fully loaded with 21 wind-turbine blades, 6 of which are to be discharged directly onto trucks at the port of Brunsbüttel Elbehafen.

The T.O.W. III pontoon will continue its voyage towards Rendsburg in the early afternoon. The pontoon will travel about 60 kilometres down the Kiel Canal, a 98-kilometre-long artificial freshwater canal in Germany’s northernmost state of Schleswig-Holstein, and the world’s busiest artificial waterway.

Author: Emma Dailey

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