SINGAPORE-flagged bulker Friedrich Schulte (IMO: 9841940) has made its maiden appearance at the Port of Townsville.

The brand-new 38,000 tonne bulker built in China sailed straight from a shipyard in China through to the North Queensland harbour.

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Master Yury Ishutin was presented with a plaque to mark the occasion by Port of Townsviille trade administration officer Kate Briody.

Vessel Friedrich Schulte is fresh from the shipyard. Credit: Port of Townsville

The ship collected a cargo of fertiliser which is now being shipped to Pakistan.

Townsville does a busy trade in fertiliser, exporting some 800,000 tonnes during the 2016-17 for example.

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