General Cargo vessels can carry containers, Bulk Cargoes and Break Bulk Cargoes.
We have Looked at Containerized Cargo, and Bulk Cargo but havent yet touched on Breakbulk.
breakbulk is basically any cargo that is not in a container, and cant be poured. Heavy Equipment, telephone poles, Bags of Nickle Sulfate, locomotives are all examples of breakbulk cargo, and can be carried in general cargo ships.
Nirint makes a regular run to and from Cuba. the HC Melina is carrying containers, but also bags of Nickle Concentrate in bags in her hold. these bags get unloaded from the ship, then onto railcars for points west.
Holds typically do not have container guides. Also usually the full hold can be opened. These vessels may or may not have cranes, and are typically in the 100-150m in length range.
(Above) Capri ( and several other Vessels) frequently deliver rails for CN.
(Below) Frisian Spring Loading Poles for export. Note that Capri (above) Has Cranes, where as Frisan Spring requires shore based facilities.
(Above) SE Veridian Delivered Windmill Components.
(Below) Flintermar Loading Wood Pellets.
Originally supposed to tie up at pier 9, she took to anchor in the basin on arrival. She may be carrying more drill pipe.
UpDate: She tied up at pier 9 Monday Morning
The BBC Moonstone tied up at pier 9 and has been unloading drill pipe. This is possibly for use with shells upcoming explorer you drilling program in the shelburne basin.
Qamutik Delivered what appears to be steel plate to Pier 9 over the weekend. She arrived Saturday evening, and sailed Sunday night. She sloted in between the disabled ships Vect Trader (Engine) and Harefield(rudder)
From the Weekend, HC Melia delivering nickle concentrates from Cuba, for Nirint.
She was built in 2011 as FLINTERSCHELDE, and was renamed when she joined HC Shipping. She Has 2 holds, and two 80ton cranes.
The Lithuanian registered general cargo ship Vortula anchored in the inner harbour. She was built in 1998 in Indonesia, and is Owned and Managed by Lithuanian Shipping. She was Previously known as Theodor Oldendorff until 2006.
Her last known location is Trois Rivers Quebec.
Regarding the name, Wikipedia tells us “Voruta may have been the capital city of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and the Kingdom of Lithuania during the reign of king Mindaugas in the 13th century. Voruta is mentioned briefly only once in written sources and its exact location is unknown”
The Johanna C Stopped for bunkers this morning. Loaded with Wind Turbine parts, she is bound for Montreal. The ship is registered in the UK, and was built in china in 2009.
she is owned and manged by Carisbrooke Shipping of the UK
The General Cargo Vessel Capri made another appearance over the weekend. A frequent caller in halifax, she delivers rails from Poland for CN Rail.
The General Cargo Ship Macco Straight, running for Melfi, arrived a day early today from Lisbon Portugal. She is scheduled to tie up at pier 41/42 tomorrow. Those piers are currently occupied by ZIM Constanza and Ernest Hemingway, so she will spend the day at anchor in the Inner harbour.