the noon hour brought the arrival of Reykjafoss which backed into pier 42. A regular caller for a number of years, she runs a loop between Halifax, Portland Maine,Argentia NF, Northern Europe and Iceland.
With the Arrival of the Largest Container ship todate, a tall ship at anchor, and A US Aircraft carrier all showing up in recent days, its easy to forget other actions still happen daily in the port.
(Above)YM Moderation Put in for the Alliance. The Car Carrier liberty tied up at autoport, and then Moved to Pier 31.
(Above) Acadian sits at anchor waiting to tie up at the Irving Oil wharf. (Below) Atlantic Pegasus departed imperial oil for Sea.
Golden Oak Fixed an issue at anchor, and then proceeded to Imperial Oil.
(Above) The herring Fleet is Still in town, with the morning Star Transiting. (below)The Vera D Arrived just ahead of the ZIM Antwerp, but got out of the way.
This morning brought the arrival of the ZIM Antwerp – the Largest container ship to call at the Port to date. At 10064 TEU, she beats the previous record by 700TEU. She also brought record crowds to watch her arrival – The Largest by a very very wide margin.
On Arrival, she rotated in the Approaches and backed in offering excellent views of her size. The Vera D entered the harbour just ahead of her, but proceeded north of Georges to stay out of the way, and tied up after ZIM Antwerp was backed into pier 41.
The largest container ship Yet to the port of Halifax is Due Thursday
Friday. The Zim Antwerp is rated at 10,064TEU, and bests the current record holder – CMA-CGM Tage (and fleet mates) by 700 TEU.
Unlike CMA-CGM Tage, She is of a conventional Layout, with accommodation block Aft.
*I originally saw she was due Friday, but a more reliable source informed me he is due Thursday.
(Above) CMA-CGM Elbe at Pier 41. Another of the Same Class of 9400TEU Vessels CMA-CGM has been using on their Columbus Loop.
(Below) YM ENLIGHTENMENT was last nights call to Fairview Cove. Running a Short Service, she will call once a month, and was last here May 15th.
(below) The products tanker Sichem Challenge Put in for bunkers Sunday afternoon. A small tanker, shes not much larger then the Algoma Dartmouth.
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.