Are IMO regulations tough enough to keep national governments from imposing stricter measures?

Only partly
No--expect a slew of regional regs!

Marine Log

Sea Cargo

July 10, 2007

Sea Cargo back at Bharati

India's Bharati Shipyard Limited has won a repeat order from Sea Cargo Skips AS, Norway. It covers, design, construction and supply of two 116.7 m RORO / Pallet / Container Vessels of 5,800 dwt each. The total contract value of the order is US$ 43.40 million.

These vessels are intended for operation between between various Scandinavia and U.K. ports.

As they compete with road transport, the vessels are very fine in shape and designed for high speeds (17 knots).

These vessels are highly sophisticated, carrying multipurpose cargo in the form of containers, MAFI trailers, trailers and pallets.

The MAFI's / trailers are rolled on or off the vessel via the stern ramp and the ship's hoistable ramps and fixed rampsy. The containers are stored on the deck using the vessels crane (50 T capacity). The vessel can also carry palletized cargo, which is brought into the vessel from the side ramp and taken to various decks through elevators (called pallet elevators). A forklift then moves the cargo to the required position.