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Weekly News Bits

Port Traffic Improves:
Figures point to port’s recovery
Halifax breakbulk cargo up 30.3 percent
Port’s pulse takes turn for the better
Halifax Container Throughput Climbs 41.4 Percent

Shipping Lobster by Ship:
New way to ship lobster

And Some History:
Pictures wisely chosen for Wartime Halifax
Fairmiles took on important role of coastal patrol, some were built here(Book Review)
World War II frigate named for Carleton Place recalled during special presentation on Tuesday

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Weekly News Bits

Super-size container ships will stop in Halifax New Service to Halifax – Nine post-Panamax vessels are part of the newly enhanced service. The vessels are part of a vessel-sharing arrangement with Mitsui O.S.K (MOL).

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Shipping Lines Open New US – Asia Container Route In May

No-name boats did yeoman’s service: Fairmiles largely forgotten but played big role in escort, coastal patrol during WWII

Also April 14th was the 98th anaversary of the sinking of the Titanic in 1912.

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Fleet Week

A List of Ships visiting Halifax Canada Day Long weekend to celebrate the naval Centennial.
From: http://www.seawaves.com/portvisits.asp

FGS KarlsruheF 212
NE Cisne BrancoU 20
FGS KarlsruheF 212
FGS SpessartA 1442
HDMS AbsalonL 16
HDMS Knud RasmussenP 570
HNLMS AmsterdamA 836
HMS Ark RoyalR 07
HMS LiverpoolD 92
HMS SutherlandF 83
RFA Fort VictoriaA 387
HMCS AthabaskanDDH 282
HMCS AthabaskanDDH 282
HMCS HalifaxFFH 330
HMCS TorontoFFH 333
HMCS FrederictonFFH 337
HMCS MontrealFFH 336
HMCS Corner BrookSSK 878
HMCS ShawiniganMM 704
HMCS MonctonMM 708
HMCS Glace BayMM 701
HMCS SummersideMM 711
USS WaspLHD 1
USS GettysburgCG 64
USS BarryDDG 52
USS BooneFFG 28
USS Robert G BradleyFFG 49
USS CarrFFG 52
USCGC DepnendableWMEC 626

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SSK-877 HMCS Windsor

HMCS Windsor appears to be having the wraps taken off at the Naval Dockyard. She has been ashore for the past few years undergoing a refit.

HMCS Preserver Also tied up at Halifax Shipyards Machine Shop Warf for a major Overhaul.

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