MOL Paramount put in yesterday for her second stop, on the east bound leg of her trip. she was previously a regular caller on K-lines service to Halifax which ended in 2011 and then again on the G6 Alliances service in 2014.
Her return is due to the merger of K-line, NYK, and MOL’s container services earlier this year.
Todays traffic was all regular callers.
(Above) YM Evolution inbound through the narrows to Fairview Cove. (Below)Marsk Patras off Maughers beach, having departed pier 42.
(Above) Onego Capri with a load of Rails for CN (Below) Asian Moon, for Nirint, with a load of Nickle concentrate from Cuba
Crete I spent the night at Fairview Cove. the 2009 built, 6300teu containership was acquired as part of Hapag-Llyod’s takeover of UASC.
today’s Caller in the CMA-CGM Columbus Loop service is CMA-CGM Ivanhoe. Built in 2008, sheis flagged in Germany.
Bomar Rebecca tied up at pier 42 today on her weekly stop for tropical shipping.Tropical makes a weekly call on a route Halifax, Palm Beach, San Juan, Phillipsburg, Crown Bay. the other ship serving the route, Asian Sun, is currently tied up at Pier 9, having been emptied for maintenance last week. She will return to the rotation next week.
Unfortunately the CBSA setup their x-ray gear in the way of a good photo.
Halifax regular Nolhanava sits at anchor, awaiting a birth to free up. Note the Large yacht on deck.
Asian Sun arrived yesterday for Tropical shipping, and discharged her containers at pier 41. She moved to Pier 9 today and seems to be handling supplies. She Appears on Tropical’s schedule later this month. She has no departure date published as of yet.
Arriving into the setting Sun, the Spliethoff M-class vessel Muntgracht put in for a very quick stop. Tieing up just after 6 pm, she is scheduled to sail at 8pm. so short is the stay, that the tug Atlantic Oak tied up against the se wall behind her.
Cargo operations began right away, and appear to 20′ flat racks with radioactive material casks. You may recall a failure of one of these caused a scare on a ACL ship a few years ago. US Customs rules make it simpler to import these to Canada, then truck them to the US, rather then shipping directly.
Spliethoff seems to have taken over this business as of late.
Arsos in 2011 when she called on CMA-CGM’s Black Pearl Service.
Zim Has added Halifax to its new Canada Florida Express (CFX), service and removed Halifax from ZIM Pacific (ZCP) loop Service. The Pacific loop was responsible for the arrival of the first 10000teu+ ship to call on Halifax.
The CFX Service will Operate as a fixed-day weekly service, the CFX will deploy two 1,300-TEU vessels and will have a rotation of Kingston, Miami, Halifax and Kingston. the vessels scheduled are AS FELICIA and ARSOS, and are scheduled to arrive April 3 and 10th respectively. Arsos Previously called on Halifax in 2011 as part of CMA-CGM’s Black Pearl Service.
Zim Operates 2 Other services to Halifax. The Mediterranean service (ZCI) is run in conjunction with the Alliance (who calls it AL6) and includes the following port rotation Salerno – Livorno – La Spezia – Genoa – Fos Sur Mer – Halifax – New York – Norfolk – Savannah – Salerno and is served by 5 smaller K-Line vessels (Brevick Bridge, Budapest Bridge, Berlin Bridge, Bilbao Bridge, and Brotonne Bridge) at Ceres.
Bilbao Bridge on the ZCI and AL6 Services.
The Zim Atlantic Service (ZCA) covers a port rotation of Mersin – Ashdod – Haifa – Izmir – Aliaga – Piraeus – Barcelona – Valencia – Algeciras – Halifax – New York – Norfolk – Savannah – Valencia – Tarragona – Mersin and is served by Panamax ships ZIM Luanda, ZIM Alabama, ZIM Constanza, ZIM Monaco, ZIM Texas, and ZIM Qingdao
ZIM Monaco on the ZCA Service
A summary of the various Container line alliances can be found here.
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