Atlantic Power recently showed up on charter for Nirint, unloading Nickel concentrate “Mud” from Cuba at Pier 34. The ship Previously was known as Onego Power, Federal Power and Seaboard Power, and was built in 2000.
Asian Moon made her second stop in Halifax last night, with a load of Nickle Sulfide from Mariel Cuba. The Asian Moon was built at Jiandong Shipyard Wuhu, China in 2006. at 148m in length, she is typical of the general cargo Vessels that frequent Halifax.
In front, framing the ship are A Tenberg Ships Tractor used for unloading trailers from RO-RO vessels, and an Ottawa Yard tractor used for pulling Container Chasis. Both are owned by Logistec.
The general cargo ship Noranda Madeleine arrived at pier 9 from France yesterday afternoon with a new Drilling Riser. The Foam Buoyancy modules are already laid out on the pier, and as the riser pipe is unloaded it is assembled.
The Noranda Madeleine is due to sail tonight, and presumably at that time the riser will be loaded onto the platform supply vessels and transported to the Stenna Icemax.
If the Noranda Madeleine Looks Familiar, Its because she was a regular caller to Halifax as the Jan Van Gent for Nirint.
UPDATE: Besides adding a current Photo, She appears to be in the process of naming back to Jan Van Gent. Her stern is still painted Noranda Madeleine, but the Bow is in the process of reverting back to Jan Van Gent. See Shipfax Yesterday for a photo under the new (old?!)name.
Photos of todays operations at pier 9 will follow.
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.
Another Shot of Jan Van Gent for Nirint, Unlike other Nirint vessels she likes to tie up bow forward, Since her cranes are on her Starboard side, As opposed to other vessels where they are on the port side.
You can find Previous Nirint Visits Here
Nirint Shipping has been adding new ships to its halifax service as of late.
Jan Van Gent was built by Damen shipyards Yichang China in 2009. She is a Dry cargo multi-purpose container vessel mening she can carry 686 TEU of continers or a combination of conatiners and 609.990 cbft of bulk product in 2 holds.
She sails for Holand today.