Feature, Freight News, Sea

Coal porter

[ February 15, 2013   //   ]

Leith near Edinburgh recently handled its largest-ever coal ship. The Alianca Pearl, seen leaving the port on Valentine’s Day, heading for Russia was, at 199 metres long and 30 metres wide – just 1.6m less than the lock width at Leith.  It arrived from Poland via the Baltic Sea to discharge 27,500 tonnes of coal.Ship_in lock

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