MV Starnes, the first of two CSL-Hartmann joint venture ships built at Chengxi Shipyard was delivered on August 10, 2020. The self-unloading ship successfully completed all dockside and sea trials and is now sailing to Hamburg via the Suez Canal. The vessel can self-discharge at a rate of 5,500 tph and is equipped with a 90.5 m boom, which is one of longest and largest ever built for a self-unloader. The self-unloading system can handle lump sizes up to 300 mm and free flowing materials with a bulk density in the range of 1.2-3.5t/m3.
- Speed: 14 knots
- DWT: 40,000