Feature, Freight News, Sea

Easy does it in Ipswich

[ December 8, 2016   //   ]

Precision planning and cooperation between the Port of Ipswich and marine agencies recently saw the largest vessel ever call at the port.

The Dijksgracht, 156.93 metres long, arrived at Ipswich with a shipment of 10,500 tonnes of rice from Texas for discharge at the Orwell Bulk Terminal opened last year.

The ABP Ipswich marine team worked with the Harwich Haven Authority and pilots to plan the safe arrival of the vessel which only had only around 0.37m of clearance between the top of the ship and the Orwell Bridge.

Furthermore, there was only 25 minute window to get the ship safely under the Orwell Bridge.

Marine staff were also kept busy with the berthing of the Amazoneborg, 143 metres long, which arrived in Ipswich not long after the Dijksgracht carrying 11,000 tonnes of bulk fertiliser from Egypt.