The M/V Industrial Dawn, the newest heavy lift ship to join the Intermarine services fleet, recently called the Port of New Orleans on its maiden voyage. During this visit, the vessel was presented with a plaque and a Master Mariner certificate to celebrate the first call at the port. The plaque was presented by Lisa Richardson of the Port of New Orleans to Captain Ira Pablito, Master of the Industrial Dawn. Attending from Intermarine were also Honor Taranto, Commercial Manager Americas Division, Shaye Ranson, South America Sales and Alberto Mejia, Marketing Manager.

The vessel loaded project cargoes and containers for the North Coast of South America. The heaviest piece was a 320 MT reactor that was easily accommodated by the vessel’s 2 x 250-ton combinable cranes.

The Industrial Dawn is one of six sister ships that have been designated by Intermarine as the D-Class vessels. These 8,000 dwt vessels feature dual 250 metric ton cranes that may be combined for up to 500-ton lifts. With an overall length of 120 meters and beam of 20 meters, the ships have the same hull design as the seven Century class vessels, which are also operated by Intermarine services. The new ships incorporate enhanced cargo handling capability and increased lifting capacity. When this order is completed in 2008, Intermarine’s service fleet will feature 13 of the versatile mid-sized Century and D Class ships.

Intermarine is a worldwide provider of ocean transport services as well as inland heavy haul transportation services for breakbulk, specialized project and heavy lift cargoes.