Friday, 21 March 2008


Seen alongside at Greenock this afternoon, the open-hatch cargo ship STAR JAVA arrived this morning from the west coast of Canada with a cargo of palettised forest products. The newest of the three 'J' class ships in the Star Shipping fleet, she was completed in 2006 at the Tamano shipyard of the Mitsui Engineering and Shipbuilding Co in Japan. 198 metres in length, she has a deadweight of 44,692 tonnes. Her next ports are due to be Vlissingen, Antwerp and Brake before she returns to the west coast of the USA and Canada. This class of ship are all owned by Grieg Shipping, one of the two companies with an interest in Star Shipping.