HHL Valparaiso – Arriving into the port of Gdynia after navigating the Northern Sea Route

Cargo description: Blades on deck Tower sections, nacelles and hubs under deck
POL: Taicang & Xingang, China
POD: Gdynia, Poland
Vessel name: HHL Valparaiso
Vessel type: P2-1400
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Challenges

  • Navigating the Northern Sea Route risked deck cargo freezing over with ice
  • Seafastening challenges due to blades being stacked on top of each other, three high extending to each side of vessel
  • The ship was loaded to maximum capacity, both on and under deck