The Port of Inverness welcomed the MV Arlecchino recently to discharge three drums, each weighing 76t. In addition, there were also two 25t “rings” with a diameter of 7.9m. Built in 1995 and 82m in length, the vessel was on her maiden call to Inverness.
The cargo, imported from Germany, was loaded at Papenburg, a city on the River Ems in Saxony in Lower Germany. The cargo forms part of a drying kiln for woodchips for the Norbord factory at Morayhill just outside Inverness on the A96.
Sinclair Browne, Port CEO commented, “These deliveries form part of the continuing expansion of the Norbord plant and we were delighted to be able to assist with their delivery.”
Due to their size, a police escort was required for the transportation of the items to the factory which resulted in a short road closure whilst the goods were in transit. The cargo is similar to that brought in for Norbord in 2016.
The photo shows the machinery being offloaded onto the quayside.