The Saga Tucano, currently moored at Lynnterm Terminal in Vancouver, is a 200m Bulk Carrier with a deadweight of 46,990 tonnes. A vessel of this length and deadweight is classified as a Handymax bulk carrier. Such vessels are well suited for small ports with length and draft limitations.
At Lynnterm terminal, the vessel will discharge steel from Korea and Taiwan and will load back pulp and other bulk cargoes bound for China. The Saga Tucano is equipped with two 40 MT travelling gantry cranes which enable the vessel to load/discharge cargo quickly. Interestingly, the vessel uses its own semi-automatic cargo frames to load/discharge homogenized Breakbulk cargoes like pulp and lumber and steel products.
Lynnterm terminal is a 95-acre, deep-sea facility specializing in the handling & storage of forest products, steel, project, and other general cargo. The terminal holds 4 berths to accommodate vessels of various LOA’s ranging from 200-240 metres.