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Slovene Ships - Ljubljana

Slovene Ships - Ljubljana


Datum izida:5/24/2018 10:00:00 PM
Oblikovanje:Matjaž Učakar
Motiv:Ljubljana
Tisk:Agencija za komercijalnu djelatnost d.o.o., Zagreb, Hrvaška
Izvedba:4-colour offset in miniature sheet of 1 stamp
Papir:Tullis Russell Chancellor Litho PVA RMS GUM, 102 g/m2
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Zobčanje:Harrow 14 : 14
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Slovene Ships - Ljubljana

<p>The <em>Ljubljana </em>(III) was a cargo vessel that carried bulk cargo, containers and timber from 1988 to 2002 as part of the fleet of the Splošna Plovba shipping company.</p><p>The purchase of the <em>Ljubljana</em> and two similar ships (<em>Arosia</em> and <em>Pohorje</em> (II)/<em>Ariella</em>) enabled Splošna Plovba to adapt to the requirements of the shipping line connecting the Mediterranean and the Pacific coast of North America (MEDPAC), a line it maintained from 1975 to 1993. By that time Splošna Plovba's Concord-class ships had begun losing the battle with their competitors, while exporters of cellulose and timber from Canada and the USA were imposing increasingly strict requirements regarding the equipping of ships with rotating cranes with a lifting capacity of 5 x 25 tons to enable the unloading of cargo without the use of forklifts. Cargo was increasingly being transported in containers, of which each vessel could carry 1,100 TEU.</p><p>Following the cancellation of the MEDPAC line, the <em>Ljubljana</em> (III) was leased for some years to the Italian shipping company d'Amico, after which Splošna Plovba employed her in the tramp trade.</p><p>The <em>Ljubljana</em> was 183 metres long with a beam of 27.6 metres, a draught of 10.87 metres and a tonnage of 32,680 tons (21,284 gross tons, 11,087 net tons). She was powered by a 9,396 kW (12,775 hp) Sulzer/IHI diesel engine and cruised at a speed of 14 knots.</p><p>The <em>Ljubljana</em> was the third ship in the Splošna Plovba fleet to bear this name (hence the designation III). She was built in 1981 by the Kanda Shipbuilding Co. in Kure, Japan. She was purchased by Splošna Plovba in 1988 and sold in 2002. In 2009 she was scrapped at Alang in India.</p><p>&#160;</p><p>Duška Žitko, Jože Utenkar</p>