Port Ploče: Leviathan, Largest Ship in History of Port Arrives

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Like Metković reports, the opening of the new bulk cargo terminal of the Port of Ploče was marked in February earlier this year with the arrival of the largest ship in the history of the port of Orient Cavalier, which falls into the category of the baby Capesize bulk carriers. Its overall carrying capacity is 110,813 tons, the ship is 255 meters long and 43 meters wide.

This record was broken on Saturday night when a LEVIATHAN sailing under the flag of the Marshall Islands sailed into the port of Ploče. The ship has a carrying capacity of 182,511 tons,  it is 292 meters long, 45 meters wide, and belongs to the “Capesize” ships for bulk cargo.

This is the largest bulk carrier that has ever sailed into the Port of Ploče. The ship sailed in from Australia, more precisely the Port of Hay Point, by rotating from Hay Point to Singapore through the Suez and finally reaching Ploče. The LEVIATHAN began its journey from Australia on May 17, 2021, and reached Ploče on June 26th, 2021, just over a month-long journey. 

The ship delivered 165,006 tons of coal and its draft is about 17.3 meters. During the mooring, the recommendations of the Port Authority of Ploče were followed and the ship used 4 tugs for assistance, the services of 2 pilots, and the entry was made during medium-high water within the Port. 

This year will go down in the history of Ploč Port as a very important and successful 2021. Previously to breaking the record for the largest ship to sail into the Ploče port, after a busy year of drug busts, the Port finally received an X-ray device called ‘Rapiscan’ – for the inspection of container cargo and new vessels to implement surveillance at sea.  

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