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New Container Business to Halifax

From The Chronicle Herald

The CKYH Alliance, which includes shipping lines COSCO, K-Line, Yang Ming and Hanjin, announced a new all-water express service that will connect Halifax with the Far East. The weekly service, scheduled to start in Halifax May 3, will have eight K-Line vessels each with a capacity for 3,850 TEUs (20-foot equivalent units).

http://thechronicleherald.ca/Business/1114476.html

This Follows a previous announcement:
http://www.portofhalifax.ca/english/news-and-events/index.html#CMA

CMA CGM announces new Port of Halifax service

Halifax, NS – January 29, 2009 – CMA CGM, the world’s 3rd largest container shipping company, has announced plans to initiate a new service which includes a regular call at the Port of Halifax.

The fortnightly service will connect Canada and the USA with the Caribbean, Central America, South America and Australasia. In particular, Canada, the US Midwest and the East Coast of the US will be connected via CMA CGM’s Kingston, Jamaica hub to a broad range of North-South and East-West trade routes.

Halifax is the only Canadian port of call on the new service. The inaugural call of the “Black Pearl” service to the Port of Halifax is scheduled for Monday, February 23rd. Container handling services for CMA CGM vessels will be provided by Halterm Container Terminal Limited.

Dockwise’s M/V Tern off Chebucto Head

Heavy lift ship currently anchored off Chebucto Head..
to take HMCS Chicoutimi to Vancouver? To return Chumel to Mexico?

From Dockwise

News Release
Dockwise Secures USD 42 million in Near-term Contract Awards
Bermuda, January 29, 2009. Dockwise Ltd. announces eight near-term contracts awarded to its subsidiary,
Dockwise Shipping, for the transportation of jack- up drilling rigs, dredging equipment and various other
cargoes. Total revenues for the contracts are approx USD 42 million.

Dockwise Shipping, in company with industry partners, is to transport the drilling rigs Great Drill Chetna,
Seajacks Kraken, Ocean Quest, and Offshore Intrepid to their new assignments in India, Halifax, Brazil and
the Arabian Gulf respectively. On behalf of various other clients and turning to more varied cargo, Dockwise
Shipping has been contracted to transport a dredging cargo to Japan, accommodation jack-ups to
Rotterdam, Derrick and jack-up barges to Angola and Rotterdam as well as patrol boats to Italy. Almost all
projects are for execution in the first half of 2009.

2009 Cruising Season

It Seems the Port Authority has launched a new website www.cruisehalifax.ca to encourage Halifax as a cruising destination.

from The Chronicle Herald:
“The 2009 season in Halifax will be marked by highlights such as the inaugural call of Cunard Line’s Queen Victoria and a visit from Carnival’s Triumph, which has a capacity of 3,800 passengers and crew. On Oct. 8, Halifax will welcome five ships in one day, which could set a single-day passenger record of more than 10,000.”

Fairplayer to load Locomotives

The heavy lift ship Fairlayer made its first call in Halifax March 5 to 10, 2009 to load a consignment of twenty-two railway locomotives. Seven of the units are bound for Rotterdam and the remaining fifteen will go to Egypt.

 

The ship is fitted with a pair of 900 tonne capacity derricks which can be combined to lift 1800 tonnes. Her hull is specially adapted to carrry heavy and bulky objects. The ship’s owners, Jumbo Shipping, a Dutch company are specialists in heavy lifts and awkward loads that do not fit on conventional ships.

 

She is seen here leaving Halifax March 10 bound for Rotterdam. If you look carefully you can see a crew man in an orange suit at the top of the mast securing one of the derrick booms. These had to be lowered to clear the Angus L. Macdonald bridge.

Hebron Sea Correction

Hebron Sea was not a Russian vessel before conversion – it was Dutch. She was stretched at Pictou, NS a good many years ago now. McDermott (Secunda) has three ex Russisnas in service – Panuke Sea (Neftegaz 14), Burin Sea (Neftegaz 1) and Trinity Sea (Neftegaz 2). The old hulk in Bedford Basin is named Intrepid Sea . She was built as Neftegaz 29.
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