Berge Blanc

Christened after ‘Mont Blanc’, the highest mountain in the Alps and the European Union, Berge Blanc was delivered on 12 September 2012 from the Universal Ship Building Corporation – Ariake Shipyard in Japan.

With a total dead-weight tonnage of 297,160 MT, she can carry cargo equivalent to the weight of 49,527 African bull elephants, and she is fitted with an environmentally friendly rudder – designed to help reduce fuel consumption.

During her two years in operation, this powerful vessel has already transported approximately 493 Eiffel Towers’ worth of iron ore from Brazil to Europe, and in 2013 alone, she travelled 64,966 nautical miles – more than 1.5 times the earth’s circumference.

Berge Blanc
Port of Registry & FlagDouglas, Isle of Man
DWT297,160 MT
Draft21.43m
Length Overall327m
Breadth55m
No. of Hatches6
No. of Holds6
HOLD CAPACITY
No. 128,631m 3
No. 230,370m 3
No. 330,339m 3
No. 430,370m 3
No. 530,339m 3
No. 630,425m 3
Total Max. Load180,474MT
MAIN ENGINE
Main Engine TypeHitachi MAN B&W – 6S80MC-C7
Max Output22,700kW @ 76rpm
AUXILIARY ENGINES
No. 3
TypeYanmar 6N 21 AL-DV
Max Output700kW at 900RPM

Isle of Man

Dead-weight tonnage

297,160 Metric Tonnes