(Above) ZIM Mediterranean was in port on the 9th. She is quite high in the water due to a high tide, and a light load. (Below) ZIM Monaco Arrived this morning, The crews begin at 8am, and had just arrived at the cranes when this was taken.
Recent ZIM Visits can be seen at http://blog.halifaxshippingnews.ca/search/label/zim
Bi-Weekly stop by ZIM integrated shipping (above) ZIM Shenzhen on Sept 25th, and (Below) ZIM Qingdao pulling up to the dock on Sept 27. The CBSA has their portable x-ray on the pier.
Looks like work is held up due to Rain.
Zhen Hua 19 has moved into Position at pier 42, however no work has been done to load the crane.
UPDATE: Apprently they couldnt get the pins out to remove the wheels. the crane will be re-located over land.
Warning, the video above is 20 minutes long,has horrible audio and the crane crawls off the ship Standby for a speed up version to follow.
Small Photo at left was sent to me from a good reliable source. It offers a better angle then I could get.
Rollback on the first crane is supposed to start at 11am today.
Work progressing on the offload of the first crane. Rails are down, and shoring has been removed.
Halifax’s New Cranes have arrived from China. ZPMC’s vessel, Zhen Hua 19 arrived in port today. A good crowd and lots of media turned out to watch their arrival. CBC News at 6 tonight Should have an interview with me on the cranes arrival.
(Above) A good Crowd turned out to watch
the cranes should take a day each to install. Zhen Hua 19 will tie up at the pier Saturday night and roll the cranes off. They will then relocate the original Crane on Pier 42, to Pier 41, next to its partner.
ZPMC operates a fleet of vessels (All named Zhen Hua ##) to deliver their cranes. they feature low decks to allow the cranes to roll off easily.
More to Follow, Including Video.
UPDATE #1: Photo at Anchor