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Photographer:Marc Pingoud [View profile]Title:NECKAR HIGHWAYAdded:Dec 02, 2019
Captured:December 01, 2019IMO:9179995Hits:678
Location:Gedser, Denmark
Photo Category: Vehicle Carriers
Vehicle Carrier "NECKAR HIGHWAY" westbound near Gedser (Denmark) - 01.12.2019

IMO: 9179995
MMSI: 212172000
Vessel Identification
Name:Neckar Hi
Former name(s):
- Feederpilot (Until 2005 Jan)
Technical Data
Vessel type:Vehicles Carrier
Gross tonnage:9,233 tons
Summer DWT:3,387 tons
Length:100 m
Beam:20 m
Draught:5 m

Additional Information
Home port:Limassol
Class society:Lloyd's Shipping Register
Build year:1999
AIS Information
Last known position:
54°6’47.88” N, 8°8’22.8” E
Speed, course (heading):
13.9kts, 324° (318°)
Arrival:11th Dec 2019
09:00:21 UTC
Last update:
10 hours 57 minutes ago
Source:AIS (AirNav ShipTrax)

Port history
2018 September 12th, 21:00:46 UTCEmden
2018 September 11th, 11:00:41 UTCTilbury
2018 September 8th, 12:00:41 UTCGdansk
2018 September 7th, 04:00:15 UTCHalmstad
2018 September 5th, 07:00:59 UTCCuxhaven
2018 September 3rd, 17:00:40 UTCMalmoe
2018 August 31st, 18:00:28 UTCGrimsby
2018 August 29th, 22:00:50 UTCEmden
2018 August 28th, 10:00:15 UTCTilbury
2018 August 25th, 10:00:24 UTCGdansk
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Photo Comments (16)

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Bob Scott on Dec 04, 2019 19:10 (7 days ago)
The maximum widtth for a European truck is 2.5 metres and 2.6 metres for a fridge trailer. US trucks are no wider. These width limits do not include the mirrors.
I have found that getting out of a truck cab on some ferries does involve an impersonation of Spiderman. I have a recollection that the width of a truck lane is around 3.5 metres. Lanes in car-only decks are about a metre narrower
simonwp on Dec 04, 2019 18:57 (7 days ago)
On the calculation sheets I've seen the lane width is 2.55m which is the maximum size of an EU truck. However trucks in different parts of the world can be larger, e.g. US and Caribbean. The point about all the unitised cargo measurements is that they are all nominal, the a perhaps useful for comparing sizes but they do not reflect the actual carrying capacity of the vessel. For example a container ship may have a nominal capacity of 20000 TEU. But it would only ever be able to carry 20000 TEU if all the containers were for the same destination, and loaded to exactly the same weight. And all 20ft long. The actual working capacity of the vessel would probably be around 10% less due all the varying factors that come into play. It's a complex area, load plans are done by computer because of that, doing them by hand would take too long.
Bob Scott on Dec 04, 2019 18:32 (7 days ago)
Lane metre measurements do not involve the width of the lanes.
pieter melissen on Dec 04, 2019 16:46 (7 days ago)
Paul, that nails my point completely...but if we see indication of Lane Length, which I think is still being used, what width do we have to take into account?
simonwp on Dec 04, 2019 14:07 (7 days ago)
Which is why, within the car trade, CEU is rarely used. It's a nominal value, which has no practical day to day use.
pieter melissen on Dec 04, 2019 08:16 (8 days ago)
Thanks Paul, that I fully understand, it is just that the width of ANY modern car is well over the definition used in the CEU. The Japanese do not export many KEI cars, as far as I know.
simonwp on Dec 04, 2019 08:05 (8 days ago)
That, Pieter depends on the mix of vehicles carried. It's very rare to have a shipment of exactly the same vehicles, even if shipping just, for example, VAG vehicles, it's usually a mix. A computer programme is used to work it all out, using actual dimensions, with a very small margin for width for the driver to get out of the car if necessary. The loading is done so as the get each row as close together as possible, with just the last row with a gap for the drivers to get out. However it doesn't always work out, and margins are allowed to ship a few extra if they can be fitted on, or a few less if necessary.
pieter melissen on Dec 03, 2019 20:51 (8 days ago)
Thanks Paul, it is not even length that I am worried about but the width of modern cars is invariably over 1.65 to 1.70, so 800 CEU might even be far less than 3200 meters.
Brett Bachmann on Dec 03, 2019 19:19 (8 days ago)
Thanks gents...interesting conversation that followed..
simonwp on Dec 03, 2019 19:15 (8 days ago)
It is Pieter, that's exactly what is used. However it's probably an outdated measurement, lane meters is what those in the trade use. Easy conversion a CEU is 4m long, so 800 ceu is 3200 lane meters. These vessels regularly call at Grimsby, and the number of vehicles carried varies considerably by each voyage, depending on the mix of models. When the load calculations are being made, lane meters are what is used.
pieter melissen on Dec 03, 2019 19:01 (8 days ago)
What car is used as a standard for a CEU? A 1.5 metre wide and 4 metre long Toyota Corolla as built in 1966?
Bob Scott on Dec 03, 2019 18:53 (8 days ago)
830 according to Lloyd's Register
Aleksi & Tane Lindström on Dec 03, 2019 18:42 (8 days ago)
Brett, KESS says 850 CEU.

Brett Bachmann on Dec 03, 2019 18:31 (8 days ago)
What's her CEU capacity ?
Marc Pingoud on Dec 03, 2019 17:14 (8 days ago)
;-) Really cute - My first thought was "Oh, she's still young and will certainly be growing anymore."
MattyBoy on Dec 02, 2019 21:49 (9 days ago)
Cute ! She even has a ramp for the F-35's ;-) ;-)
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