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Atlantic Cartier.. Still Sailing.

Atlantic Cartier continues to sail, along with Atlantic Conveyor, and have scheduled stops into at least July. Monday brings the Maiden Call of Atlantic Sky, which was accepted from the builders at the end of March. This means 4/5  of the new g4 vessels are in operation, with Atlantic Sun still not accepted from the builders. The first vessel, Atlantic Star was recently drydocked, and it appears the second – Atlantic Sail may be undergoing work at the moment.

Cartier and Conveyor will continue on, until Atlantic Sun comes into service, and the Drydockings finish.

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ACL G4 #3 Atlantic Sea

The third ACL G4 vessel Atlantic sail has made a few trips to Halifax, but I wasen’t able to get a picture of her until yesterday. The 2 remaining g4 vessels apper to be complete, but are still at the shipyard and have not been delivered. the First, Atlantic Star, has also been drydocked within the last week, just short of 1 year after her maiden voyage in April 2016.  ACL Parent Company Grimaldi groups (the G on the funnel is for them) ship Grande Dakar is filling in, and sailed for Halifax from Liverpool England this morning.

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Atlantic Star – under cover of Darkness

ACL’s First G4 vessel arrived after 10pm lastnight, worked overnight, and sailed before 7am

Alas, I was unable to get any shots of her. She will be back in about a week, on her eastbound leg back to europe. (Hopefully in Daylight)

 

ACL’s Second G4 Vessel, Atlantic Sail Arrives Friday late afternoon.

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Mark your Calendars – Upcoming Notable Ships

Next week brings the arrival of a couple of Notable Ships.

May 27 is the scheduled maiden arrival of Atlantic Sail for ACL. She is the second of the new G4 ships To arrive, in Halifax – The first Atlantic Star is now on regular rotation.

May 28  brings the CMA CGM Tage. She will be making her first call in halifax on the Columbus Loop. With a capacity of 9365 TEU She, beats the current record holder, the USAC ZAMZAM at 9036TEU, and will set the record for largest container ship to call in Halifax. Besides besting the size record by ~330TEU, she will be the first ship to call here with the island superstructure set forward of amidships. The largest classes of container ships are built this way to ensure visibility forward over the deck load of containers.

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Sunday at Ceres

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Sunday started with the arrival of Atlantic Conveyor at midnight. She was worked throughout the day, and sailed in the evening.

Her days are Numbered, as Fleet mate Atlantic Compass sailed from Antwerp for the breakers in Alang India on May 11th, Joining  Atlantic Companion. Companion went to the breakers in sept 2015, and was replaced by the New Atlantic Star. Atlantic Compass’ replacement is Atlantic Sail, whos maiden Halifax Call is Sunday May 22. Atlantic Concert and Atlantic Cartier are still operating .

Also making an appearance was OOCL Italy on the AZX (Asia Suez Express) Service. An S-class Vessel, she is rated at 5888 TEU and is the former Vietnam Express.

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Meta for ACL

The 2001 built 2732teu Meta made her second call in Halifax for ACL. Her first was March 6 on her Westbound Leg. She Sailed last night for Liverpool.

ACL is using Conventional Containerships to bridge the Gap between the Retirement of the G3 vessels and the service entry of the New G4 vessels.

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