The Container ship Em Ithaki tied up at Fairview Cove this morning. Built in 1991, she is owned and managed by Eurobulk of Greece, and came of a Long term charter as MOL Volta between 2001 and 2012. She is rated at 2135 TEU so is quite low in capacity.
She is likely just filling in for a few trips while the regular ACL Vessel is being Maintained.
Eurobulk LTD photo.
Another Non Con-RO vessel making the rounds for ACL. This time the Harmony N. Cyprus Flagged, she was built in 2006 by the Hyundai Mipo Dockyard in Ulsan, South Korea and Operated as Maersk Jakarta before becoming Harmony N. She is Rated at 2800teu.
She sailed at 16:30
The Containership HS Beethoven arrived yesterday evening for Fairview Cove. She is working for ACL, which is interesting since she is a container only vessel. She is likely filling in temporarily for one round trip, as she does not appear on ACL’s schedule after this voyage.
Atlantic Cartier arrived at Fairview Cove this morning, her first trip to Halifax after recovering from a fire in her vehicle bay May 2.
With Yesterdays arrival of CSAV Rungue, the container portion of Atlantic Cartiers run was taken care of. Today Broght the Arival of the Pure Car truck Carrier (PCTC) GRAND BENELUX. Painted in the Colors of the Grimaldi group, She is operated by ACL’s Parent company, and stopped at Autoport to Replace the RO-RO capability that is not available with the container ship.
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.
Halifax regular Atlantic Cartier suffered a fire in her roro deck last night in Hamburg Germany. Reports are 80 cars were damaged. No word on damage to the ship, though its probably significant.
Acl is building replacements for these vessels, so if damage is significant, Atlantic Cartier may go straight to the scrapers.
Atlantic Companion arrived yesterday, and apparently had an issue inbound. Tugs were dispatched and she anchored in Anchorage 1, before moving to Fairview Cove around 10pm. ACL Vessels are typically able to dock unassisted, unless there are high winds, or a mechanical deficiency.
The Train Geek pointed me to the Shipment of the second A4 Locmotive – The “Dominion of Canada”. It arrived in Halifax Yesterday from ExpoRail in Montreal, And will likely ship out on the UK Bound ACL Vessel Next Monday.
As of this morning, the tender had been moved to a palet of some sort. It can be seen in the photos of The Previous A4 – the “Dwight D Eisenhower” which traveled via ACL August 27
Through The Train Geek I learned that 2 British Steam Locomotives would be returning to England. The First, the Dwight D. Eisenhower arrives on the 19th, and has been transferred to Trailers, presumably to be loaded on a UK Bound ACL Vessel on Monday.
A second Locomotive, The Dominion of Canada will also be returned to England in the coming weeks.
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