Another first timer to Halifax, the 2008 build NYK Diana. Rated at 4900TEU she is Panamax vessel. she Sails tonight for Southampton UK.
APL Coral Arrived on the G6 service today and tied up at the west pier of Fairview Cove. On arrival, she tied up port side to the pier, which is opposite of normal, however makes for better photographs. (For comparison, See our Singapore Express Post.)
With the worst of the storm still due in Halifax, many arrivals have taken shelter.
(Above)Offshore supply Vessel Panuke Sea is riding out the storm in the basin. (Below) Zim Texas arived, and went right to anchor. Maersk Palermo also arrived this morning, but tied up at 42, which is one of the most exposed piers in the port.
(Below)Thorco Celebration arrived and also went to anchor. She is Pretty typical of the general cargo vessels we get in Halifax.
(Below) Irving Tanker Acadian, also at anchor. She recently arrived from St johns, and may have product for the irving facility here.
With Hapag-Llyods recent merger with CSAV, we now seem to be getting a regular stream of CSAV Vessels on the PA1 Service. this may continue, or it may simply be a matter of the line shifing its ships as newbuilds come on line.
Today brought the arrival of CSAV Lluta. Built in china in 2009, she is owned by Schlter K & Co, and has a capacity of 4200 TEU making her smaller then the normal vessels on the service.
Today brought the arrival of Quadriga to Fairview Cove. Built in 2008, she carries 3400TEU which is considerably smaller then the vessels they normally run. The recent changes may just be due to periodic maintenance, or Hapag is shuffling vessels due to new 14000TEU new-builds coming on line, and additional capacity to Halifax via the G6 Alliance.