The Heavy lift vessel Fairlift made a quick stop at pier 31 today. She reportedly delivered something to the Stenna Icemax, now located off the Shelburne Basin. Jumbo Shipping does offer subsea installation as one of their services, so its possible the ship delivered something to the seabed, rather then to the ship itself.
In other Icemax news, the CNSOPB gave shell permission to start drilling again.
Jumbo Shipping’s Heavy lift vessel FairLift arrived this morning at Pier 30. I suspect she is discharging cargo, as their was nothing obvious for her to pick up on the pier. (Though there were some Mammoet heavy transport chassis on the pier the other day.)
Jumbo Shipping is also a regular caller in Halifax, (Past Visits) however they have dropped off since CAT shut the EMD plant in London ONT, and locomotives are no longer exported.
Forward is Nirint Holandia, a regular caller in Halifax.
The Normally quiet Pier 9 has a Busy day today with 2 arrivals.
Jumbo Shipping’s Heavy Lift Ship Daniella is due to load Steam Turbine Components. Both ISI’s Components, and Jumbo Shipping are regular callers in Halifax – Though lately heavy lift operations Have been occurring At Halterm – Including the Locomotive shipments, which occurred at Pier 9 in Previous years.
The Chemical Products Tanker Sakarya is also Due at Pier 9 this afternoon. Wilson’s Fuels has a Spout there to offload to their tank farm on Barrington Street.
Jumbo Spirit is a g500 Class Heavy lift vessel. She features a 250t Crane (aft) and a 250t Derrick forward. The locomotive lift appears to be accomplished with only the crane.
She is Scheduled to sail at 1900 tonight.
Jumbo Shipping’s DANIELLA Loading Electrical Components (the crates are labeled Ontario Power Generation) at Pier 30
Just after noon, she was prepared to sail, and departed for Albany @ 1300
Heather Knudsen Moved from the Anchorage to Pier 24/25 (Fjord Eternity moved to pier 26 to make room)
FIDELIO slotting in at Pier 31. there was no obvious cargo, so it was likely for an offload.
Fairlane Loading locomotives at pier 27.
FJORD ETERNITE was unloaded around noon today, and was towed by Atlantic Fir to Pier 23.
Fairlane will join her at Halterm (Pier 27) later this afternoon to load locomotives.
Fairlane Getting ready to offload (Aprox 18:30)
22:30, cranes are rigged, and strapping is being removed. I noticed the flashes of a cutting torch.
African Dhalia sailed at 1300 as scheduled, freeing up Pier 27 for Fairlane.. which she sailed past into the basin.
Jumbo Shipping Vessels are equipped with dynamic positioning, and built to perform sub-sea installations. In other words, they can lift and offload cargo in open water without being tied to a wharf.
Jumbo Shipping’s heavy lift Vessel Fairlane is due at Pier 30 Tomorrow Morning. Jumbo Shipping is a regular caller in Halifax (usually at Pier 9) to load Locomotives bound for Europe. The Differences between European and North American Railways couldn’t be more evident as the load was spotted on Pier 30 this morning. Besides the shape of the locomotives, the different couplers are in evidence, as special adapter cars are required to mate the load with Canadian Equipment. These cars also carry the lifting arms used to lift the cars into the ship.
When Fairlane arrives tomorrow, she will also be carrying Fjord Éternité, an East Isle built tug, bound for Rio Tinto Alcan’s Operations in La Baie. Here is a shot from MarineTraffic.com to whet your apatite.
Update Fairlane is now Due Today at 14:30 to pier 27