Knierim Yachtbau, a German specialist vessel construction business, is at the heart of this exciting sector. Founded by Günter Knierim in 1965 and based in Laboe along the Kiel Fjord, the company has grown in reputation and size over the years and today engages in projects with clients from around the world
Every year, about 40 million tonnes of water-borne cargo is handled at the seaport of Ghent. Two thirds of this is transported on board seagoing vessels, which mainly import and export ores and metal residues, foodstuffs, animal feed, fossil and bio fuels, wood and forest products, building raw materials, chemicals, minerals and cars.
MV CARDONIA sways gently on the swell of the So uth China Sea; it is mid Marc h 2010, and alread y warm in these latitudes. With just 13 knots, Ahrenkiel’s celluarized container vessel measuring 222.14 m in length and 30 m in breadth progresses on its journey, offering passers-by a rare view