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Our selfdischarging ships provide the most flexible, efficient and cost saving method for transporting bulk cargo and break bulk cargo – with loading and discharging operations fully performed by the ships’ crews.

 

See videos showing how it works!

Selfdischarging vessels

Our specialty is selfdischarging bulk carriers. These vessels are fitted with an excavator secured to a travelling gantry. This enables the most efficient and careful loading and discharging of any cargo. By selfloading and selfdischarging with our vessels’ equipment, costly loading and discharging facilities ashore are avoided and you will save both time and money due to our fast operations. You are free to choose berth, completely independent of shore cranes and stevedores, and can even reduce road transport. Our vessels are especially suited when it is imperative to avoid crushing of cargo.

 

Our selfdischargers can handle almost any bulk cargo, but also logs, bigbags, and other break bulk cargoes. Loading and discharging operations are fully performed by the vessel’s crew, including trimming and sweeping. Our vessels are capable of discharging up to about 600-700 tons per hour.

 

As our vessels’ holds are steelfloored and fully boxshaped without any obstructions, they can also trade as modern multipurpose vessels for general cargoes and project cargoes. The excavator can be parked in the forward or aft position on top of the vessel’s hatch, avoiding conflict with crane operations from shore.

 

See how it works (videos on Vimeo):

Selfdischarge to hopper Discharging to trucks
 Loading baled scrap  Discharging timber/logs
 Selfloading operations  Selfloading operations

Selfdischaring scrap to trucks

Selfloading from barge

 Discharging to barge

 

Hybrid Powered Selfdischargers

 

 

We are proud to be one of the first companies ever to build hybrid powered bulk carriers. We have ordered two selfdischargers of 9.000 dwcc from European yard for delivery end 2021. These will be the largest selfdischargers with excavator in the market. The ships have been optimised to be the most environmental friendly ships of its kind, with special fetures such as:

 

  • Battery package enabling reduced fuel consumption of about 400 tons per year.
  • Battery package enabling peak shaving on main engine reducing emissions and fuel consumption.
  • Battery package enabling propulsion and maneuvring in port without use of main engine.
  • Electric excavator enabling nearly noise-free loading and discharging operations.
  • Combination of electric excavator, battery and connection to shore grid enable operations completely free of emissions when in port.
  • Variable revolution on main engine reducing consumption/emissions further during slow steaming. Active Eco-control of propeller and main engine enable the most optimised operation.
  • Optimised hull design and main engine focusing on reduced emissions and fuel consumption.

 

Looking for the most efficient and environment-friendly selfdischargers ever built? Please do not hesitate to get in touch!

 

MV Aastind

— Selfdischarger / 7.650 DWCC

DWAT

7.869 TONS

DWCC, SUMMER

ABT. 7.650 TONS

DWCC, WINTER

ABT. 7.450 TONS

CUBIC HOLDS

362.357 CFT TOTAL - 2 HOLDS

HOLD NO 1: 181.458 CFT

HOLD NO 2: 181.505 CFT

GT

4.999

NT

2.835

LOA

116,58 M

BEAM

16,75 M

DRAFT FL.

6,85 M

HATCHES

2 HATCHES

HATCH NO 1: 37,20 X 12,70 M

HATCH NO 2: 37,20 X 12,70 M

HOLDS

2 HOLDS

HOLD NO 1: 40,00 X 14,50 M

HOLD NO 2: 40,00 X 14,50 M

HEIGHT IN HOLD

9,00 M

HEIGHT WATERLINE/

TOP OF HATCH COAMING

 ABT. 6,80 M WITH FULL BALLAST

TYPE EXCAVATOR

HITACHI ZX870 LCH-5

DISCHARGE CAPACITY

ABT. 650 TONS/HOUR

OUTREACH

ABT. 10 M

BOBCAT

YES

TEU CAPACITY

282

AIRCHANGES

6 PER HOUR

SPEED LOADED / BALLAST

ABT 10 KNOTS / 11 KNOTS

MAIN ENGINE (BHP)

MAK 6M32 2640kW

CONSUMPTION

AT SEA:  ABT 10.000 LTRS MGO /DAY.

IN PORT:  ABT 500 LTRS MGO / DAY.

EXCAVATOR:   ABT. 40 LTRS MGO / HOUR

DURING SELFDISCHARGING

P & I

GARD

CLASS

RINA C✠ - GENERAL CARGO SHIP – DOUBLE SIDE SKIN – HEAVY CARGO – UNRESTRUCTED NAVIGATION - ✠AUT-UMS; GRABLOADING; ICE CLASS 1C; MON-SHAFT (WITHDR.)

FLAG

GIBRALTAR

YEAR BUILT

1997

BOWTHRUSTER

YES (270kW)

AIRDRAFT FROM KEEL TO TOP

30 M

MOBILE PHONE

+47 488 93 266

SATELITE PHONE

+47 488 93 266

E-MAIL

AASTIND@AASENSHIPPING.COM

MMSI

236729000

CALL SIGN

ZDRJ9

IMO NO.

9147136

TANKTOP LOAD

20 TONS/M2

HATCH COVER LOAD

1,75 TONS / M2

ISM / ISPS CERTIFIED

YES

 

Miniplan MV Aastind

MV Aasnes

— Selfdischarger / 7.400 DWCC

DWAT

(ABT.) 7.580 MTS

DWCC, SUMMER

(ABT.) 7.300 MTS

DWCC, WINTER

(ABT.) 7.100 MTS

CUBIC HOLD

312.287 CFT TOTAL – 2 HOLDS

(NO.1: 165.915 CFT – NO. 2: 146.372 CFT)

GT

4.783

NT

2.519

LOA

99,95 M

BEAM

17,00 M

DRAFT FL.

7,16 M

HATCHES

2 (28,70 x 13,80 + 25,50 x 13,80 M)

HOLDS

2 (35,00 x 13,80 + 30,80 x 13,80 M)

NARROWING FORE/AFT - STEELFLOORED

HEIGHT IN HOLD

9,80 M

SPEED LOADED / BALLAST

10 KNOTS / 11 KNOTS

MAINENGINE (BHP)

3,587

CONSUMPTIONS

AT SEA WHEN CONSUMING IFO:  ABT. 10.000 LTRS IFO80 / DAY + 100 LTRS MGO.

AT SEA WHEN CONSUMING MGO: ABT. 10.000 LTRS MGO / DAY

IN PORT:   ABT. 600 LTRS MGO / DAY

EXCAVATOR:   ABT. 40 LTRS MGO / HOUR DURING SELFDISCHARGING.

TYPE EXCAVATOR

HITACHI ZX870 LCH 5

DISCHARGE CAPACITY

ABT 600 TONS/HOUR

BOBCAT

YES

OUTREACH FROM SHIP'S SIDE

ABT. 10 M

TEU CAPACITY

 

P & I

GARD, ARENDAL

CLASS

RINA – I+HULL - +MACHINERY - GENERAL CARGO, WITH SELF DISCHARGER - +AUT-UMS, ICECLASS  

ICE CLASS

1C

FLAG

GIBRALTAR

YEAR BUILT

1996

BOWTHRUSTER

YES (300 KW)

MOBILE PHONES

+47 40 43 01 51

SATELITTE PHONE

+47 48 38 95 48

E-MAIL

mvaasnes@outlook.com

CALL SIGN

ZDQH9

IMO NO.

9101546

AIRDRAFT

22,56 M FROM KEEL TO TOP

TANKTOP LOAD

11,2 TONS/M²

HEIGHT WATERLINE/TOP OF HATCHCOAMING

ABT 6,44 M

   

DISTANCE FROM FWD END OF N.1 HATCH TO AFT END OF N.2 HATCH

65,50 M

ISM / ISPS CERTIFIED

YES

 

Miniplan MV Aasnes

MV Aasvik

— Selfdischarger / 7.200 DWCC

DWAT

7.356 TONS

DWCC, SUMMER

ABT. 7.150 TONS

DWCC, WINTER

ABT. 6.950 TONS

CUBIC HOLDS

317.760 CFT TOTAL - 2 HOLDS – 1 BULKHEAD

HOLD NO 1: 133.277 CFT

HOLD NO 2: 184.483 CFT)

GT

4.723

NT

2.724

LOA

116,08 M

BEAM

15,80 M

DRAFT FL.

6,40 M

HATCHES

2 HATCHES

HATCH NO 1: 38,25 X 13,25 M

HATCH NO 2: 44,25 X 13,25 M

HOLDS

2 HOLDS

HOLD NO 1: 32,25 x 13,25 M

HOLD NO 2: 44,25 X 13,25 M

HEIGHT IN HOLD

9,00 M

HEIGHT WATERLINE/

TOP OF HATCH COAMING

 

ABT. 6,7 M IN BALLAST CONDITION

TYPE EXCAVATOR

HITACHI ZX890 LCR 6

DISCHARGE CAPACITY

ABT. 700 TONS/HOUR

OUTREACH

Abt 16 M

BOBCAT

YES

TEU CAPACITY

265

AIRCHANGES

6 PER HOUR

SPEED LOADED / BALLAST

ABT 12 KNOTS / 13 KNOTS

MAIN ENGINE (BHP)

MAK 6M32C (4.074) 2999kW

CONSUMPTION

AT SEA:  ABT 10.000 LTRS MGO /DAY.

IN PORT:  ABT 500 LTRS MGO / DAY.

EXCAVATOR:   ABT. 40 LTRS MGO / HOUR

DURING SELFDISCHARGING

P & I

GARD

CLASS

RINA C✠ - GENERAL CARGO SHIP - DOUBLE SIDE-SKIN - EQUIPPED FOR CARRIAGE OF CONTAINERS - HEAVYCARGO - UNRESTRICTED NAVIGATION, ✠ AUT-UMS; ICE CLASS IA; ✠ SYS-NEQ

FLAG

GIBRALTAR

YEAR BUILT

2011

BOWTHRUSTER

YES (300kW)

AIRDRAFT FROM KEEL TO TOP

29 M

MOBILE PHONE

+47 40 40 35 74

SATELITE PHONE

+47 48 39 82 29

E-MAIL

mvaasvik@outlook.com

MMSI

236 711 000

CALL SIGN

ZDQT3

IMO NO.

9433389

TANKTOP LOAD

15 TONS/M2

HATCH COVER LOAD

2,6 TONS / M2

ISM / ISPS CERTIFIED

YES

 

Miniplan MV Aasvik

MV Aasfjord

— Selfdischarger / 6.300 DWCC

DWAT

6.649

DWCC, SUMMER

6.300 (ABT.)

DWCC, WINTER

6.150 (ABT.)

CUBIC HOLD

283.951 CFT TOTAL – 2 HOLDS - 2 BULKHEADS

(NO.1: 121.521 CFT – NO. 2: 162.430 CFT)

GT

4.266

NT

2.256

LOA

113,76 M

BEAM

14,60 M

DRAFT FL.

6,569 M

HATCHES

2 (38,225 x 11,70 + 44,48 x 11,70 M)

HOLDS

2 (38,225 x 11,70 + 44,48 x 11,70 M)

NARROWING FORE/AFT - STEELFLOORED

HEIGHT IN HOLD

8,98 M

SPEED LOADED / BALLAST

12 KNOTS / 13 KNOTS

MAINENGINE (BHP)

4,023

CONSUMPTIONS

AT SEA WHEN CONSUMING IFO: ABT. 10.000 LTRS IFO380 / DAY + 300 LTRS MGO.

AT SEA WHEN CONSUMING MGO: ABT. 10.000 LTRS MGO / DAY

IN PORT:   ABT. 700 LTRS MGO / DAY

EXCAVATOR:   ABT. 40 LTRS MGO / HOUR DURING SELFDISCHARGING.

TYPE EXCAVATOR

HITACHI ZX870 LCH 5

DISCHARGE CAPACITY

ABT 600 TONS/HOUR

BOBCAT

YES

OUTREACH FROM SHIP'S SIDE

ABT. 16 M

TEU CAPACITY

256

P & I

GARD, ARENDAL

CLASS

RINA C✠ - GENERAL CARGO SHIP - DOUBLE SIDE-SKIN - EQUIPPED FOR CARRIAGE OF CONTAINERS - HEAVYCARGO - UNRESTRICTED NAVIGATION, ✠ AUT-UMS; ICE CLASS IA; ✠ SYS-NEQ

ICE CLASS

1A (UPTO 6,458 M DRAFT)

FLAG

GIBRALTAR

YEAR BUILT

2006

BOWTHRUSTER

YES (350 KW)

MOBILE PHONE

+47 974 71 841

SAT PHONE

+47 459 60 797

E-MAIL

mvaasfjord@outlook.com

CALL SIGN

ZDPA5

IMO NO.

9321392

AIRCHANGES

30 PER HOUR

AIRDRAFT

31,10 M FROM KEEL TO TOP

TANKTOP LOAD

15 TONS/M²

HEIGHT WATERLINE/TOP OF HATCHCOAMING

FORE: ABT 6,50 M MIDDLE: ABT 6,20 M AFT:

ABT 5,90 M    

ISM / ISPS CERTIFIED

YES

 

Miniplan MV Aasfjord

MV Aastun

— Selfdischarger / 6.300 DWCC

DWAT

ABT 6.649

DWCC, SUMMER

6.300 (ABT.)

DWCC, WINTER

6.100 (ABT.)

CUBIC HOLD

283.951 CFT TOTAL – 2 HOLDS - 2 BULKHEADS

(NO.1: 121.521 CFT – NO. 2: 162.430 CFT)

GT

4.266

NT

2.256

LOA

113,76 M

BEAM

14,60 M

DRAFT FL.

6,569 M

HATCHES

2 (38,225 x 11,70 + 44,480 x 11,70 M)

HOLDS

2 (38,225 x 11,70 + 44,480 x 11,70 M)

NARROWING FORE/AFT – STEELFLOORED

HEIGHT IN HOLD

8,98 M

SPEED LOADED / BALLAST

12 KNOTS / 13 KNOTS

MAINENGINE (BHP)

4,023

CONSUMPTIONS

AT SEA WHEN CONSUMING IFO: ABT. 10.000 LTRS IFO380 / DAY + 300 LTRS MGO.

AT SEA WHEN CONSUMING MGO: ABT 10.000 LTRS MGO.

IN PORT:   ABT. 700 LTRS MGO / DAY

EXCAVATOR:   ABT. 40 LTRS MGO / HOUR DURING SELFDISCHARGING.

TYPE EXCAVATOR

HITACHI ZX870 LCH 5

DISCHARGE CAPACITY

ABT 600 TONS/HOUR

BOBCAT

YES

OUTREACH FROM SHIP'S SIDE

ABT. 16 M

TEU CAPACITY

256

P & I

GARD, ARENDAL

CLASS

RINA C✠ - GENERAL CARGO SHIP - DOUBLE SIDE-SKIN - EQUIPPED FOR CARRIAGE OF CONTAINERS - HEAVYCARGO - UNRESTRICTED NAVIGATION, ✠ AUT-UMS; ICE CLASS IA; ✠ SYS-NEQ

ICE CLASS

1A (UPTO 6,458 M DRAFT)

FLAG

GIBRALTAR

YEAR BUILT

2006

BOWTHRUSTER

YES (350 KW)

MOBILE PHONE

+47 975 64 962

SAT PHONE

+47 459 57 694

E-MAIL

mvaastun@outlook.com

CALL SIGN

ZDPA4

IMO NO.

9321407

AIRCHANGES

30 TIMES PER DAY

AIRDRAFT

31,10 M FROM KEEL TO TOP

TANKTOP LOAD

15 TONS/M²

HEIGHT WATERLINE/TOP OF HATCHCOAMING

FORE: ABT 6,50 M MIDDLE: ABT 6,20 M AFT:

ABT 5,90 M    

ISM / ISPS CERTIFIED

YES

 

Miniplan - MV Aastun

MV Aasli

— Selfdischarger / 6.200 DWCC

DWAT

6.630

DWCC, SUMMER

6.200 (ABT.)

DWCC, WINTER

6.000 (ABT.)

 

CUBIC HOLD

287.752 CFT

2 HOLDS (142.971 + 145.781)  

GT

3.968

NT

2.293

LOA

99,95 M

BEAM

15,85 M

DRAFT FL.

7,25 M

2 HATCHES

34,20 X 11,00 M EACH

2 HOLDS

36,00 X 13,38 M EACH –

NARROWING FORE/AFT

DBLSKINNED - STEELFLOORED

HEIGHT IN HOLD

9,05 M

TYPE EXCAVATOR

HITACHI ZX850

DISCHARGE CAPACITY

ABT. 600 TONS/HOUR

OUTREACH FROM SHIP'S SIDE

ABT. 10-11 M

SPEED LOADED / BALLAST

ABT. 10,5 KNOTS / ABT. 11,5 KNOTS

MAINENGINE (BHP)

2.685

CONSUMPTION

AT SEA: ABT. 7.900 LTRS G.O.

IN PORT: ABT. 500 LTRS G.O.

EXCAVATOR: ABT. 40 LTRS / HOUR DURING SELFDISCH.  

P & I

GARD, ARENDAL

CLASS

RINA C✠ GENERAL CARGO SHIP - DOUBLE SIDE-SKIN - EQUIPPED FOR CARRIAGE OF CONTAINERS - HEAVYCARGO; UNRESTRICTED NAVIGATION.

FLAG

GIBRALTAR

YEAR BUILT

1994

BOWTHRUSTER

YES

MOBILE PHONE

GSM: +47 97 76 99 97

SAT PHONE

+47 459 60 798

E-MAIL

mvaasli@outlook.com

CALL SIGN

ZDKD7

IMO NO.

9060778

AIRCHANGES

15 AIRCHANGES/HOUR

AIRDRAFT

29 M

TANKTOP LOAD

20 TONS/M2

HEIGHT WATERLINE/TOP OF HATCHCOAMING

ABT. 6,8 M (BASIS MEDIUM

DRAFT 4 METERS)

ISM / ISPS CERTIFIED

YES

BOBCAT

YES

 

Miniplan — MV Aasli

MV Aasheim

— Selfdischarger / 6.000 DWCC

DWAT

6.202

DWCC, SUMMER

6.000 (ABT.)

DWCC, WINTER

5.800 (ABT.)

CUBIC HOLD

282.400 CFT TOTAL – 2 HOLDS - 1 BULKHEAD

(NO.1: 127.000 CFT – NO. 2: 155.400 CFT)

GT

4.112

NT

2.267

LOA

107,05 M

BEAM

15,30 M

DRAFT FL.

6,644 M

HATCHES

2 (38,80 x 12,68 + 32,10 x 12,68 M)

HOLDS

2 (38,80 x 12,68 M AND 32,10 x 12,68 M)

NARROWING FORE/AFT - STEELFLOORED

HEIGHT IN HOLD

9,15 M

SPEED LOADED / BALLAST

12 KNOTS / 13 KNOTS

MAINENGINE (BHP)

3.750

CONSUMPTIONS

AT SEA WHEN CONSUMING IFO: ABT. 9.600 LTRS IFO180 + ABT. 700 LTRS MGO / DAY.

AT SEA WHEN CONSUMING MGO: ABT. 9.600 LTRS MGO

IN PORT:   ABT. 1.000 LTRS MGO / DAY

EXCAVATOR:   ABT. 40 LTRS MGO / HOUR DURING SELFDISCHARGING.

TYPE EXCAVATOR

HITACHI ZX800

DISCHARGE CAPACITY

ABT 600 TONS/HOUR

BOBCAT

YES

OUTREACH FROM SHIP'S SIDE

ABT. 10-11 M

TEU CAPACITY

258 TTL (159 IN HOLD) ALT. 60 FEU + 27 TEU IN HOLD AND 28 FEU + 34 TEU ON DECK

P & I

GARD, ARENDAL

CLASS

RINA C ✠ - GENERAL CARGO SHIP - DOUBLE SIDE-SKIN - EQUIPPED FOR CARRIAGE OF CONTAINERS - HEAVYCARGO; UNRESTRICTED NAVIGATION. ✠AUT-UMS ICE CLASS IA

FLAG

GIBRALTAR

YEAR BUILT

2001

BOWTHRUSTER

YES

MOBILE PHONE

+47 908 02 042

SAT PHONE

+47 459 60 794

E-MAIL

mvaasheim@outlook.com

INMARSAT

423659811

CALL SIGN

ZDKD8

IMO NO.

9247106

AIRCHANGES

6 AIRCHANGES / HOUR  

AIRDRAFT

26 M

TANKTOP LOAD

15 TONS/M²

HEIGHT WATERLINE/TOP OF HATCHCOAMING

FORE: ABT 7,0 M MIDDLE: ABT 6,27 M AFT:

ABT 5,55 M (FULL BALLAST= DRAFT 4,7 M)  

ISM / ISPS CERTIFIED

YES

 

Miniplan — MV Aasheim

MV Buvik

— Selfdischarger / 3.500 DWCC

DWAT

ABT. 3.600

DWCC, SUMMER

ABT. 3.500

DWCC, WINTER

ABT. 3.400

CUBIC HOLDS

ABT. 166.642 CFT – 1 HOLD –

2 BULKHEADS

GT

2.449

NT

1.380

LOA

88,00 M

BEAM

12,80 M

DRAFT FL.

5,47 M

HATCHES

56,55m x 10,20m

HEIGHT IN HOLD

8,19 M

HEIGHT WATERLINE/

TOP OF HATCH COAMING

Abt 6,40 M

TYPE EXCAVATOR

VOLVO 4600

DISCHARGE CAPACITY

ABT. 500 TNS/HR

OUTREACH

ABT. 7 M from ship side

BOBCAT

YES

SPEED LOADED / BALLAST

10,5 KNOTS / 11 KNOTS

MAIN ENGINE (BHP)

DEUTZ 2.040 BHP

CONSUMPTION

AT SEA:  ABT 6.000 LTRS G.O. / DAY.

IN PORT:  ABT 500 LTRS / DAY.

EXCAVATOR:   ABT. 40 LTRS / HOUR

DURING SELFDISCHARGING

P & I

SKULD

CLASS

DNV GL

FLAG

GIBRALTAR

YEAR BUILT/REBUILT

1994

BOWTHRUSTER

YES

AIRDRAFT

M

MOBILE PHONES

0047 9533 5584      

E-MAIL (MOBILE BROADBAND)

Buvik@skipsconsult.no

CALL SIGN

ZDRK 2

IMO NO.

9006356

ISM / ISPS CERTIFIED

YES

TANKTOP LOAD

15 TONS/M2

 

Miniplan MV Buvik

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