(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.
(Above) The Bulker Oborishte arrived from Montreal and will likely top up her holds with grain before departing.
(Below)The general Cargo ship Augusta Mars delivers a load of Nickle sulfide from Cuba. She previously called for Nirint Shipping as Atlantic Power in 2017, and was renamed earlier this year.
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.
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.
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.
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.
December is always a busy month, and this past December lead to a lack of posting, though a number of notable things happened.
The bow section of the future HMCS Harry Dewolf was rolled out and attached, giving us the first view of what the completed ship will look like. The second vessel is also underway, and steel was cut for the third in Dartmouth.
In other New build navy news the NRU Asterisk arrived in Halifax and tied up at pier 20. I missed her arrival and the seaport was locked when I attempted to go get photos. The NRU prefix stands for Naval Replenishment Unit. She will operate with a civilian crew and military specialists, similar to the Royal Fleet Auxuilery (UK supply ships) or the American Military Sealift Command (USNS vessels)
PCTC Bess tied up at pier 27 to offload some heavy equipment. The general cargo vessel Floringracht offloaded some machinery, and then loaded what appeared to be rebar. with Container traffic up almost 20% over last year, which was also up significantly over the previous year, halterm is expanding its lay out area along marginal road, which will likely block photos like this in the future.
Selfoss put in 2 weeks ago fro Eimskip, and tied up at pier 42. This made for easy photography. On the 28th Aristomenis stopped at pier 42 for Happag Lloyd. The vessel was previously the Hanjin Netherlands, and was presumably sold or re-chartered after Hanjin’s bankruptcy. Hanjin logo is still visible on the funnel, under the Happag Lloyd orange paint, and her old name is still welded to the hull but painted over. The ship was built in 2011