WWL M/V Tijuca Makes Maiden Call at Port of Tacoma

PORT NEWS

January 12, 2009

WWL M/V Tijuca Makes Maiden Call at Port of Tacoma

On Sunday, Jan. 11, the Wallenius Wilhelmsen M/V Tijuca made its maiden call at the Port of Tacoma. With a total length of just over 760 feet (231.6 meters) and a capacity of 7,500 autos, the Tijuca is among the largest in the Wallenius Wilhelmsen fleet.

The vessel was delivered to Wallenius Wilhelmsen from the Daewoo Shipyard in South Korea on Dec. 19, 2008. It took on cargo in Japan before making its maiden voyage across the Pacific to its first North American discharge in Tacoma (assorted construction machinery and other breakbulk cargoes).

M/V Tijuca Specs

Ship Type:  LCTC – Large Car Truck Carrier
Constructed: Daewoo, South Korea
Delivery: Dec. 19, 2008
Dead Weight: 30,089 metric tons
Gross Tonnage: 71,673 metric tons
Length: 231.6 meters (760 feet)
Beam Width: 32.26 meters (105.8 feet)
Car Capacity: Approximately 7,500
Flag: Norway


Port Media Relations: Mike Wasem, 253-383-9436