Saturday was the first workday of the new year, and a busy day at Pier 41/42 ZIM Savannah spent the Day at 41, with Maersk Penang tieing up just after 7am. When she sailed, around 2pm, Her spot was Taken by CMA-CGM Bianca who worked well into the night. (Bottom: CMA-CGM Bianca backing into pier 42. (Provided Photo))
Fairview Cove was also busy, with Allise P and Rio Blackwater Occupying the East and West Births Respectively.
CSCL Oceania tied up at pier 42 for the oceans 3 service today. To my memory this is the first call for a China Shipping Company Line ship in Halifax.
The ship itself is owned by Vancouver based Seaspan and is on long term charter to CSCL.
Due today is the HH Emilia – On arrival, she is set to discharge all her containers due to engine troubles. presumably this will be picked up by the next Maersk vessel.
The ship is part of the Vespucci Service, Asia and the US East Coast via Panama. The port rotation is Qindao – Ningbo – Shanghai -(Panama)- Cartagena – Savannah – Charleston – Norfolk – New York – Norfolk – Charleston – Savannah – Qingdao, so the ship came north to offload.
This is the second time a CMA-CGM Ship has failed in Halifax – The Stadt Cadiz spent time at Pier 9B in May sorting out engine troubles. She also unloaded all her cans.
If the Ship looks Familer, she is the Ex Dresden Express – sold by Hapag Llyod earlier this year. – Hapag-Llyod is disposing of her class – either selling or scrapping the vessels.
Correction: I Originally posted that the ship was filling CMA-CGM’s slot on the weekly Maersk Service. this was incorrect, as now noted above.
The Container ship Northern Debonair Worked fairview cove yesterday, then proceeded to anchor in the Basin over night. Filling in for ACL, She is bound for Liverpool, and either has an issue, or is waiting out weather.
Balchen, a bulker scheduled to load at National Gypsum arrived and anchored in the basin on Arrival this morning.
The Car Carrier TOREADOR took a tug to help stay alongside this morning at Autoport.
Tied up last night at Fairview Cove. She Sailed around midnight.
Dinkeldiep waits off the Ocean terminal for Chicago Express to Clear Pier 42. Dinkeldiep Now serves the Saint Piere Run. because she has no ramp, RO-RO cargo is tied down to pallets, craned aboard and stowed below deck.
CMA-CGM, the french shipping line, this week purchased NOL, also known as the Neptune Orient Line. NOL are the owners of APL ( aka American President Lines). Both Companies Currently Call in Halifax – APL as part of the G6 Alliance, and CMA-CGM as Part of the Ocean Three (or O3) alliance.
It has been stated that on completion of the transaction, APL will pull out of the G6 Alliance, and Join O3 – this likely means their ships will continue to call in Halifax, Just for the Weekly CMA-CGM Call.
The G6 Alliance will also likely still call, though another line will need to provide vessels to replace the APL Ships. The O3 Alliance is currently CMA-CGM, China Shipping and the United Arab Shipping Co. The Current G6 Alliance members include American President Lines, Hapag Lloyd, Hyundai Merchant Marine, Mitsui (MOL), Nippon (NYK) and OOCL. the Halifax Legs are currently staffed by ships from OOCL, NYK, Happag-lloyd and APL.
OOCL Italy arrived over the noon hour bound for Fairview Cove. Her last port was Cagliari, Italy. Built in 2007 in Japan, the ship is Registered in Singapore. She sailed as Vietnam Express from April 2010 to April 2013, and stopped in Halifax under that name.
The tugs Atlantic Larch on the Bow and Atlantic Oak on the stern
Oceanex Sanderling Makes the move to Autoport after unloading at Pier 41. After loading her cars, she will move back to 41 for Trailers and Containers.