CMA-CGM will add halifax to its Columbus Loop service August 2 with the arrival of CMA-CGM Vivaldi. A massive loop, its covered by 17 vessels, and will make Canadian stops in Both Halifax and Vancouver with a 119 day round trip.
Vessels are around 8500teu, and will call at Halterm.
The Container Ship Ningbo Express made her first visit to Halifax on Tuesday, Sailing yesterday over the noon hour. She was announced as one of the vessels on the G6 rotation, but had not prviously made an Appearance.
Built in 2002 as Hong Kong Express, She is owned by Hapag Lloyd, and took her current name in 2012.
A sure sign of trouble, ZIM London is riding high in the water and is being fully unloaded at pier 42.
She arrived today after stopping in La Havre France outbound from Rotterdam.
Update: she arrived empty from Europe and will load 900 boxes before sailing.
Weekly stop at Fairview cove last night for Hapag Llyoyd.
Pier 9 is collecting a selection of Damaged vessels. The most recent addition is the Stadt Cadiz, which is the operated by CMA-CGM as their contribution to their shared service with Maersk.
She arrived, late, from Montreal last week, and then unloaded all her boxes and proceeded to pier 9. It is unclear if she will be repaired here, or will be towed to a shipyard somewhere.
The Bulk Carrier Harefield is still tied up, awaiting repairs to her damaged rudder. though work seems to have resumed in the past few days.
Herma P made a second appearance today at Fairview Cove. She is the ex Maersk Dryden, and looking sharp after a yard period after that charter ended. Her and her sisters are now appearing on Hapag Llyod services, likely on short term charters, while they cycle their fleet.
She was first in halifax at the end of march, and is now on the return trip.
Hapag LLyod has recently merged with CSAV, and is sending older and smaller ships to the scrappers, or selling them to other carriers.
Nothing says problem like an odd choice of pier and position. Maersk Palermo spent her usual saturday stop at pier 36, bow first. Maersk Palermo usually stops at pier 41, and on saturday that pier was taken by the Tiny Sina for Melfi. Also Maersk Palermo was bow first,Vessels at pier 36 tend to back in stern first, finally she appears to be balasted down in the bow.
Maresk Sails from montreal to Rotterdam via halifax, so its possible she took some ice damage in the river.
Zim Monaco, arriving this afternoon from Valencia in the snow. When done moving cargo, she will sail for New York.
Allise P was spotted yesterday filling in on a trip for Hapag llyod’s PAX service. Built in 2007 in Ulsan, South Korea by Hyundai Heavy Industries, she was immediately chartered as Maersk Dubrovnik. That charter ended in December, and it would appear she underwent a work period before showing up on the PAX service. (Note the clean Paint)
She sailed last night for Southampton
Maresk Pembroke Arrived on Monday, 2 days late for Maersk’s weekly Saturday stop. On arrival, She took 3 tugs, which is also unusual, and she is still in port today. Maersk Calls are typically a day at the most, and normally shorter.
this suggests there is a mechanical issue with her, and repairs are likely being made.