On Sunday, CSAV RUNGUE is scheduled to stop at fairview cove for Atlantic Container Lines.
She is likely the charter vessel to replace Atlantic Cartier, which was damaged by fire.
She is a conventional container vessel, without a RO-RO capability. it is likely then that delays will be added to ro-ro cargo on ACL's schedule. ACL's schedule also show GRANDE ANGOLA arriving June 10th. She is a Con-ro ship, simalar to ACL's vessels, and owned by thier parent Grimaldi group.
Friday, May 24, 2013
Today broght the arrival of the Scooner Liana's Ransom. She is tied up at Sackville Landing. She worked as a tour boat in Halifax Between 2007 and 2010, before heading South and offerign tours out of the British Virgin Islands. She is on her way to Tall Ship Festival in Miramichi NB (http://www.miramichitallships.ca/) May 31 - June 2
She will be Joined by PeaceMaker and Unicorn, Both Currently tied up in Lunnenburg, Pride of Baltimore II (Currenlty 90nm SW of Halifax) and HMCS Sumerside, and Theodore II
Liana's Ransom is an 85 foot, steel hulled schooner built in Houston, Texas. Construction began in 1998, but she was not launched until 2002. She was bought by the current owners in the spring of 2005 in Seabrook, Texas. She was sailed home to Nova Scotia in the fall of 2006, the 2500 nautical mile voyage taking 20 days. Originally designed as a Staysail schooner, she was converted to a gaff rigged, square topsail schooner over the winter of 2006/2007.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
This morning the Herring fleet began arriving with vessels Tasha Marie and Lady Mellisa tieing up on the waterfront.
Herring Are Caught via the Purse Seine Method, where a net encircles the school, and draws it in close to the boat. the hish are then vacumed directly into the hold.
Hapag Lloyd today announced taking the delivery of the 13196 TEU Essen Express. She is the 6th of 10 vessels, and is 366m in lenth, and built by Hyundai Heavy Industries at Ulsan, South Korea.
Regulars may recall that Essen Express makes regular calls in Halifax on the PAX Service. In March, the 4,639 teu panamax Essen Express built in 1993 was renamed Boston Express to free the name.
Interestingly, the new vessel is classed as a NeoPanamax, Presumably because she is the largest size that can be accomidated by the new Panama Canal Expansion. Essen Express will be assigned to Loop 5 (Halifax is on loop 1 AZX) of the new G6 Service. Boston Express Will make her first visit to Halifax on May 31.
Top Photo, the old Essen Express (File) Bottom Photo the New Essen Express © lappino via ShipSpotting.com
Monday, May 20, 2013
I Have received unconfirmed reports that Halterm Inc, Operator of the South End container terminal is in Financial Difficulty and has put it self up for sale.
A potential purchaser (Specualtion on my part) could Creres Corp, Operators of the Fairview Cove Terminal. Halterm itself is registered a Privately Held Partnership, so its possible one of the partners may buy it out.
More details as they become known.
This year has seen a number of vessels anchor for Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) Gypsy Moth Inspections. It was noticed in 2012 that a number of inspected vessels were carrying the Asian Gypsy Moth, the the CFIA and USDA have stepped up their inspection program between March and October of this year (Presumably the moth is not laying eggs over the winter months)
The Asian Gypsy moth is an insect that is native to Japan, China, Korea and Eastern Russia, and can eat large amounts of foliage and result in extensive damage to forests. The Moths typically will lay eggs in protected areas of ships and containers ( Under overhangs, in corners etc.) and can hatch and spread once they are in Canada.
Ships that have visited ports in the affected areas are required to produce a certificate that they are free of Asian Gypsy Moths. On Arrival to Canada, the vessels are required to undergo an inspection to verify the certificate and ensure they are free from the Pest.
For More on the Gypsy moth inspection program see CFIA Directive D 95-03
BBC Mont Blanc Departed at 1530 for Bull Arm NF.