M/V Sam Laud

M/V Sam Laud



The M/V Sam Laud is named in honor of Sam Laud, former chairman of American Steamship Company’s former parent corporation, GATX.


The M/V Sam Laud was built by Bay Shipbuilding Company at Sturgeon Bay, WI and entered service in April 1975.


The M/V Sam Laud is powered by two 3500 HP General Motors Electro Motive Division (EMD) diesel engines. The vessel uses a conveyor system below its cargo holds to transport cargo to an inclined conveyor system that elevates the cargo to the deck-mounted boom conveyor. For maneuvering in port, the vessel is equipped with 1,000 HP bow and 600 HP stern thrusters.


The M/V Sam Laud is used in general trades, transporting iron ore pellets, coal, limestone and gypsum. This vessel is currently bareboat chartered to a third-party freight carrier.

Length, Overall 634'-10"
Beam 68'-0"
Depth 40'-0"
Midsummer Draft (MS) 27'-11 7/8"
Deadweight Capacity at MS Draft 24,300 Gross Tons
Deadweight Capacity at 27'-6" 23,700 Gross Tons
Unloading Boom Conveyor Length 250'
Maximum Unloading Rate 5,000 Tons/Hour
Number of Cargo Holds 5
Number of Hatches 20
Shaft Horsepower 7,000
Year Built 1975
Number of Propellers 1


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