Sea Cargo Air Cargo Logistics, a GPLN Canadian member, recently loaded pro- ject cargo in Halifax, Nova Scotia, aboard the MV Beluga Festival. Included in the cargo was a 228-ton module. As conditions in Canada can sometimes be
blustery, snow had to be removed from the vessel’s twin deck in order to operate properly.
The Beluga Festival was built in 2010. It is a 9611 gross tons vessel, German owned and registered in Antigua. Tween decks are pontons which are removable in sections to suit cargo configurations.
As an example of its versatility, last year the Beluga Festival was in Belledune, New Brunswick, in September unloading wind turbines. It then went to the Great Lakes and loaded grain in Duluth. It was reported in Gibraltar at the end of October taking bunkers and bound for Italy. Then last month it unloaded 10,000 tons of reinforcing steel at Pa- nama for the new Panama Canal project.