Standing in Line

With Atlantic Compass entering the Narrows outbound, OOCL Antwerp and Oakland Express Had to wait in the inner harbour for her to pass. Large vessels are restricted one direction at a time due to the Narrow passage to avoid collisions. (This rule came into effect as a result of the 1916 Halifax Explosion)



SE Potentia Finishing unload wind turbine parts.

Gulf Spray removing garbage from the Cruise ships.

London Express Departing. in a fairly rare occurrence, OOCL New York Anchored in the basin this morning until she could clear the pier.

Tanker Afrodite at anchor – she is scheduled to move to IOL Later this afternoon.

Russian Research vessel AKADEMIK IOFFE at pier 27.


Cape Mayor

Cape Mayor Called at Fairview Cove on Monday for Atlantic Container Line.
She gave Her destination as Baltimore, however doesn’t seem to be listed on ACL’s Normal Schedule. She is likely filling in for a run, and time will tell if she returns on the east bound trip.


AFL New England

The AFL New England is falling into its schedule. She arrives on Wed,and offloads at fairview cove. Lately she has been able to remain tied to the pier until friday when loads are added, and she sails. This week was the same, however she moved to anchorage in the basin on friday rahter then putting to sea. It would seem there was likely no return traffic, and nothing coming to halifax next week.


Todays Traffic

The SE Viridian Tied Up at Pier 30. She was carrying a cargo of wind turbine Parts. Owned by ES Shipping lines,who specialize in Wind turbine cargo, she was built in 1998.

Also Arriving and picking up her Pilot at 1100 with SE Viridian, was the Tsing Ma Bridge – a regular on the K-Line Route.

The Geja C remained tied up at Pier 27.

And the Cruise Ship Ocean Princess was at Pier 22. This is her first trip of the year to Halifax.


Updates From the Past Week

Weather has kept Spotting to a minimum.

Salvanguard arrived with Boa Barge 36. They are now tied up at pier 25/26.They Were installing the Production Platform for Deep Panuke.

The Tanker Acadian Anchored, then moved to IOL. She departed On Thursday.

The AFL New England Arrived on Wed, and tied up at Fairview Cove, Offloading containers. She loaded today, and is scheduled to sail Today at 15:30

Locomotives arrived at Halterm, So expect a visit from Jumbo Shipping. This load is equipped with “normal” couplers, so I suspect they are for a North American Client. If anyone Trainspotters know what they are, please Comment.
UPDATE: From CP9524 on RailFanHaven.com
“These units are GT38ACe, build at EMD London for PTKA Sumatra in Indonesia. Six units have been ordered and from what I gather all are finished and in-transit.

These are the first units of this model to be built. They feature an eight cylinder 710 and narrow gauge trucks (hence the need to be transported on flat cars). ”

African Fern Tied up at the Grain Elevator. Her Sister African Dahlia was in port a few months ago.

of course, the Usual suspects have all been in Attendance.

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