Port of Vancouver USA Welcomes the M/V Gallop on her maiden voyage


VANCOUVER, Wash. – The Port of Vancouver USA welcomed the M/V Gallop, commanded by Capt. Choi Jung-Hoon of South Korea, on her maiden voyage to the U.S. Feb. 28.

The M/V Gallop is crewed by 21 seafarers from Myanmar and South Korea. She is owned and operated by MOL Chemical Tankers and was represented in the Columbia River by Nora Pasca with Norton Lilly International.

The vessel, which is 180 feet long with a deadweight capacity of 37,343 metric tons, was built in Japan and launched Jan. 15.

The M/V Gallop discharged approximately 7,888 liquid metric tons of sodium hydroxide at the Port of Vancouver. Her final destination on her maiden voyage is Los Angeles, California.


Photo credit: Port of Vancouver USA


From left to right: Rachelle Askman, Port of Vancouver USA; Nora Pasca, Norton Lilly International; Capt. Choi Jung-Hoon; Alex Strogen, Port of Vancouver USA; Tom Davis, NuStar Energy LP; Zack Chaffin, NuStar Energy LP.

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Source: The Port of Vancouver USA is one of the major ports on the Pacific Coast, and its competitive strengths include available land, versatile cargo handling capabilities, vast transportation networks, a skilled labor force and an exceptional level of service to its customers and community. For more information, please visit us at www.portvanusa.com.