Saturday, 9 February 2008


Arriving at Greenock very lightly loaded this afternoon, the container ship GERD SIBUM is currently on charter to BG Freight Line on their Belfast - Greenock - Southampton - Rotterdam - Antwerp service. She was built by Elbewerft at Boizenburg, but completed by Sietas at Neuenfelde in 1998 for Reederei Bernd Sibum GmbH, a well known German shipping company. Initially on charter to Maersk as MAERSK SALERNO, she reverted in 1999 to the name she was given when launched. Not a large ship by today's standards, she can carry 523 TEU, and with a deadweight of 5,272 tonnes, she has an overall length of 99.99 metres. She sailed this evening for Southampton.