The M/V Sam Laud is named in honor of Sam Laud, former chairman of American Steamship Companys 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.
|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|
|Number of Propellers||1|