ZIM Virgina arrived over the Noon hour and backed into Pier 42. Sailing from Jamaica, she worked her way up the East Coast, and from Halifax, will go back to Jamaica, then take the Panama Canal for Russia.
As this is a westbound leg, She is very lightly loaded.
Nagoya Express made her first stop in halifax yesterday. on arrival she held up in the inner harbour while the northern delegation departed her berth at Fairview cove. once Northern Delegation was free of the berth, Nagoya express proceeded through the narrows and tied up. Northern Delegation then Left the Basin through the Narrows.
Also a first stop, Northern Delegation was here for ACL filling in prior to the service start of Atlantic Star.
The USAC Zamzam Tied up at pier 41 on Saturday. Being 9036TEU, She is now the largest container ship to call on Halifax. Her arrival is part of CMA-CGM’s service, and operates under the Oceans 3 partnership, with CMA-CGM, UASC and China Shipping.
OOCL Luxembourg made a stop last night, sailing around 11pm. Built in 2010, she is part of OOCL’s SX class, and carries 8063 TEU.
Another Biggie, OOCL Washington spent the day at Fairview Cove yesterday. She comes in at 8063 TEU, and will likely stop at Halterm on the return westbound leg.
Large container ships seem to be becoming more frequent in Halifax in the past few Weeks.
August 5th – CMA CGM Vivaldi was the Largest Ship to Date at 8500 TEU
Less then a Week later, on August 8, the 8749 TEU Budapest Express appeared, Breaking the Record Again.
Ships in the 8000 TEU range have since become common, with CMA CGM making several stops with the 8500 TEU Vessels, and Hapag Lloyd continuing with the 8700TEU vessels, including Colombo Express – when built the Largest Container ship in the World.
UASC Is Bringing an even larger vessel on the Columbus Loop, when the USAC Zamzam makes her first appearance in Halifax this October 18th. The USAC Zamzam comes in at 9034Teu. Her record holding will also be brief, as CMA CGM has added the CMA CGM Vela to the Columbus Loop. the Vela is rated at 11262teu, and will hold the record when she arrives, likely in December
Another large container ship, the OOCL Southampton is due today. At 8063 TEU she is slightly smaller then Hapag-Llyods or CMA-CGM appearances of late, but is the largest OOCL vessel to call in Halifax to date.
She is currently inbound Photos to Follow.
Due in port today is the Colombo Express. When Built in 2005, as the lead ship in the class, she was the largest container ship in the World at 8700 TEU. She was so impressive Revel released a 1/700 scale model of her at the time. (the model is 18″ long)
Shes met the inner harbour noonish, bound for Fairview Cove West.
Photos to Follow on arrival.
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CMA-CGM Bianca arrived today, and has to be the most loaded container vessel i can recall seeing in Halifax. It looks as though most of her 8500teu capacity is consumed.
From earlier this week, Nagoya express made an appearance at Halterm.
This leaves only class name sake Vienna Express to Appear. Budapest Express was here on August 8
Due to Airdraft considerations, these ships may stop at halterm on the return westbound leg.