MV Courage – Asia Tour

MV Courage is currently performing a round trip from the US to Asia and back, calling Houston, New Orleans, Long Beach on her way to Singapore and Taiwan. The return journey called Qingdao, Kobe and Laem Chabang, as well as Tampico before returning to New Orleans.

The vessel loaded cargo for a Singapore Shipyard in Houston, New Orleans and Long Beach on the way out. Additionally, some Hasmat containers were added in Long Beach, destined for Taiwan.

On its return journey MV Courage loaded a cargo of oil & gas equipment from Qingdao, Kobe and Laem Chabang for Tampico, as well as some power generation equipment from Kobe to New Orleans.

The vessel was loaded almost to capacity on both its Westbound and Eastbound voyages. “Literally zero space was left under deck after sailing Laem Chabang” states Mac Bruton, Vice President of Business Development at Intermarine, with excitement. “This round trip was a real team effort. Intermarine and SAL’s cooperation on this voyage was critical to it being a success. Our ability to leverage the SAL network in both the US and Asia was instrumental in finding the correct cargoes and helping fill up the vessel,” he continues.

The MV Courage commenced its voyage in Houston on November 20th sailing via the Panama Canal. The vessel is scheduled to be back in Tampico by the middle of March and will end its Asia tour in New Orleans by the end of the month.

Over the course of its journey, the MV Courage loaded a total of around 6.500 rev tons, including a max heavy lift 150 mt. Cargo was loaded and discharged from both barge and shore.

We thank everyone involved for their great work and are looking forward to the next fruitful Intermarine-SAL collaboration!


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