Category Archives: General Cargo

A break bulk kind of day.

today brought two quick stops for break bulk Cargo. break bulk is the term for large cargos that need to be handled individually – Typically machinery or Assemblies. (Above) The CIL Pride tied up this morning at Fairview cove, for a cargo move of some sort. (Below) the DANZIGERGRACHT arrvied last night, and discharged 3 wind turbine blades at Pier 9 this morning. Both ships are scheduled to sail this afternoon

the Thorco Liva (Above) is back, having previously worked on a cable project. It may be here to discharge the cable tanks from her holds. Note the ship is now branded Thorco Projects, as opposed to Thorco Shipping.

Not pictured is the Onego Rio, which tied up yesterday at Pier 27 with a load of rail for CN.

Augusta Sun for Nirint

Augusta Sun has spent the last week tied up at Pier 28, likely unloading Nickle from Cuba. She is due to sail later this afternoon. Curiously, she seems to be lacking a load of containers on the deck, which is normal for Nirint’s service.

Onego Trader lies behind her, at pier 27, likely with a load of rail for CN.

Onego Trader, File photo from 2013


Packing them in at Halterm.

This morning saw 3 ships tied up at Pier 41/42. Oceanex Sanderling took up he usual spot at pier 41, and came off the dock at 11:45 to head over to Autoport. Warnow Sun, for Russian firm Atlantic RO-RO took up the Middle position. She is scheduled to sail this afternoon, though cargo operations appear to be complete.

(above) Oceanex Sanderling comes off pier 41behind Warnow Sun.

Emskip vessel Skogafoss had the southern most position at pier 42, and Departed for Portland Maine at 11:30 (below) Skogafoss just coming off the dock Outbound.

 

Saturday Happenings

(Above)Arcia arrived on the weekly Maersk Call. Unlike last week’s call, she didn’t seem to attract additional attention from the CBSA. CMA-CGM Pelleas also called at Pier 41, on her weekly call. (Below) Nirint shipings’ Asian Moon finished unloading mud at pier 31, and sailed. Numerous pleasure craft caused her to make liberal use of her horn on her way outbound.

Eidsvaag Sirius – Fish Food Carrier.

Back in 2011 a fishfood carrier put into pier 25. The Eidsvaag Vinland was operated for the Norwigian Fish farming company Skretting, between Newfoundland, St Andrews NB, and Nova Scotia. Though the ship was registered with the home port of Halifax, to my knowledge it never returned. Eidsvaag Vinland’s Canadian registration closed in march, and she is now trading under the Norwegian flag.

Now her replacement has also arrived. the Eidsvaag Sirius arrived on June 12, and will likely be Canadianized and re-flagged.

Acadia Desgagnés at pier 25

The general cargo ship Acadia Desgagnés arrived at pier 25 this morning. She will be reflaged to Canada. Transport Desgagnés operates a number of vessels running re-supply trips to the arctic. rather then lay the ships up over the winter, they are re-flagged and chartered out over the winter, before returning to Canada for the summer.

Built in China in 2013, She was acquired by Transport Desgagnés in the spring of 2017, undergoing refit in Shelburne. before taking up arctic duties.

 

Skogafoss for Eimskip

Yesterday say the general cargo vessel Skogafoss tie up at pier 42. Eimskip, Based in Iceland, recently increased their service to Halifax. Thanks to CETA, they are able to move containers between Halifax and Newfoundland. Eimskip Stops in Argentia, so this service re-instates a service cut by Oceanex a few years ago.

Symphony Star

Tied up at pier 30 this morning after waiting out weather offshore. She was originally due earlier in the week.

High in the water, she appears unladen and may be here to load grain or pellets.



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