Tuesday, 14 October 2008


The BG Freight Line service linking Belfast and Greenock with Rotterdam saw another new visitor arriving on the Clyde this morning in the shape of MARIS, seen here passing Inverkip on her way upfirth. MARIS, one of the few feeder container ships that has never changed her name, was built at the Sietas shipyard in 1995. A member of her builder's large Type 151 class, MARIS can carry up to 508 TEU containers, of which 52 can be reefer boxes plugged into the ships' electrical supply. She is 101.13 metres long, with a deadweight of 5,325 tonnes. Owned by a German company, she is registered in Antigua and Barbuda.