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Yantain Express and the start of the G6 service

Today marks the beginning of the new G6 service to halifax, with the first trip leaving Thailand today. today also brought the arrival of the Yantain Express, one of Hapag Lloyd’s vessels assigned to the new service. Hapag Lloyd is likely in the process of shuffling its fleet as OOCL Oakland, and Canada Express, both already regular callers to halifax as assigned to the new service.Yantain Express is to date the largest vessel to call at Fairview cove,at just over 7500teu. Also of note, she tied up port side to the pier, opposite of most vessels, who point their bow in the direction of departure.

The full G6 rotation will be OOCL OaklandAPL Blegium,Canada ExpressAPL PearlYantain ExpressAPL AgateNingbo ExpressAPL CoralDalian Express and APL Cyprene.  all are post-Panamax, and with now 3 exceptions all new first time callers in Halifax.

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