The motor vessel 'MV Hajo' arrived in at Shoreham Port from Sweden carrying with her a large cargo of sawn timber packages. The vessel's full load of 7,000 cubic metres of timber, was discharged by our stevedoring operations department at the rate of 400 cubic metres per hour using one crane and completed the operation in one and a half days.
The MV Hajo is the largest of the liner service vessels operated by 'Jonsson Nova' www.jnab.se that visit Shoreham weekly from Sweden's east coast ports of Norrkoping, Oskarshamn, Kalmar and Karlshamn. Shoreham Port has various other timber liner services visiting from Finland and Latvia. The Port imports approximately 30,000 cubic metres of timber per month via liner services from the Baltic with extra 'spot' cargoes coming from other destinations. Alan Motterham, Operations Director, says "Times have been very difficult for all our importers but there are very positive signs of improvement at Shoreham Port, with timber volumes increasing all the time".
Video footage of the timber unloading operations can be viewed below
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Video courtesy of Diensen Pamben photographer/cameraman www.diensenpamben.com