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Container Service to Portland Maine

Icelandic carrier Eimskip has announced a short sea feeder shipping service between the Port of Halifax and Portland, Maine. This new service feature will begin today with the arrival of the Selfoss at Halterm.  To deliver a weekly service, Eimskip is adding a third vessel to its Green Line rotation.

 

Eimskip did this once before in 2015, and of course AFL New England ran a short lived service.

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New Pilot Boats

Halifax has 2 new pilot boats, Nova Pilot and Scotia Pilot. Both came from Holland via Emskip containership at the end of June.  After some training and familiarization both are now in service.

The existing boats have been reassigned. The below photos are of the delivery, and were provided by a friend of the site.

Bonus: Video of a pilot leaving an outbound PCTC

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Westerkade for Eimskip

Westerkade made her first appearance in Halifax today for Eimskip. Operated by Seaboard Marine, she has been chartered, likely to replace a vessel out for periodic maintenance. She was built in 2000, and at 127m in length, is a common size for general cargo vessels.

UPDATE: she sailed just after 4pm

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Morning Traffic: Reykjafoss

Eimskip Contatiner vessel Reykjafoss arrived this morning for Pier 36. A regular caller, she serves iceland, and travels between North America (Norfolk, Boston, Halifax, Argentia), Reykjavik Iceland and Sortland Norway. All Eimskip Vessels are named after waterfalls in Iceland.

Her sister vessel Skogafoss was recently here for Maintinance at woodside.

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Skogafoss at Woodside

The Eimskip vessel Skogafoss arrived for a 12 day drydock and work period. She has likely been tied up at woodside, as the Digby/St. John ferry Princess of Acadia is due today at 11 for Emegency repairs, requireing a schedule adjustment.

Thanks to BayFerryMan for the Princess of Acadia Tip

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