M/V Sam Laud
The M/V Sam Laud is named in honor of Sam Laud, former chairman of American Steamship Companys 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.
|Midsummer Draft (MS)
|Deadweight Capacity at MS Draft
|24,300 Gross Tons
|Deadweight Capacity at 27'-6"
|23,700 Gross Tons
|Unloading Boom Conveyor Length
|Maximum Unloading Rate
|Number of Cargo Holds
|Number of Hatches
|Number of Propellers