APL Beligum spent the day at Fairview Cove, port side to the Pier.. Ships Tend to prefer to back into the births, as they can steam straight out. When She Departed, just after 1600, the tugs backed her out into the basin, and she then proceeded forward through the narrows, in a move similar to one you would make backing out your driveway.
Ships at piers 41/42 at Halterm will also turn on arrival, So the Bow Faces in the outbound direction.
In this case they probably wanted to touch up some paint, or do some other work on that side of the vessel.
APL Coral not only didn’t sail as scheduled from Fairview cove yesterday,but this morning she moved forward a birth. The move was to facilitate todays arrival of Oakland Express.
APL Coral’s departure was delayed due to leaking cargo forming a minor spill. Atlantic Industrial Cleaners have be contacted to do the cleanup, and presumably the ship will sail once the spill is cleaned and the cargo secured/cleaned up.
Today saw a traffic jam at Fairview Cove. APL Belgium arrived just after noon and anchored. Kobe Express arrived just after 3pm and also headed to anchor. (Foreground). Both vessels were waiting for Oakland express to depart, which occurred just after 6pm, the two vessels then tied up along side.
New to HAlifax on the G6 Run, APL Belgium. APL Belgium is odd for a large containership, as she is registered in Oakland California, and Flies the US Flag.
The APL Cyprine Arrived around 10 pm last night, and is the first vessel to reach Halifax on the New G6 Service. She sailed Just after noon today, bound for New Jersey.
Halifax previously had visits from Hapag Llyoyd vessels Dalian Express and Yantain Express, which will be assigned to the new G6 service.
Photos to follow in Daylight Tomorow.