Nordex sets up liner service between Europe and Asia
Back in September, European wind turbine manufacturer, Nordex, set up a unit in its head office in Barasoain in Spain to act as a cargo agent and logistics operator. The unit would handle activities such as dispatching and reception of shipments, consolidation and deconsolidation of cargoes.
To start this activity, Nordex has chartered the Super Fast Levante ship, which is 158 metres long and has 1,900 lineal metres of capacity. It made its first call in Bilbao at the end of October, coming from India, Uniport Bilbao informed.
After unloading twelve 12-metre-long wind turbine blades and loading another twelve 81.5-metre-long blades, it left, bound for the port of Cuxhaven to initiate a new voyage to Asia, after stopping in the German ports of Brunsbüttel and Kiel, as well as Kalajoki in Finland, where it will dock in the Chinese terminal of Lianyungang. From there, it will return to Bilbao in January, closing a 45-day circuit. According to the vessel’s AIS data, it is currently sailing in the South China Sea off Vietnam on its voyage back to Bilbao.
This first port of call starts a service that will regularly connect the port of Bilbao with northern Europe, India and China.
The blades were transported to the port by Transportes Aguado, and the service was consigned and stowed by C. Toro y Betolaza, Uniport Bilbao notes in its statement.