USCG Morrow Bay put in this morning bound from the Great Lakes to Boston. Shes probably headed for a pre-winter work period, as these tugs work the lakes breaking ice in winter.
ACL Vessels are a common Site in Halifax – They run a short route, appear twice weekly and their are only 5 ships. They pass by and we dont even notice.
Take notice, as these familiar faces are heading to the Scrappers. the First, Atlantic Companion. was beached earlier this week. While her replacement , the Atlantic Star was registered in the UK in September.
The replacement g4 Vessels are Radically different. The new vessels will be named Atlantic Star, Atlantic Sail, Atlantic Sea, Atlantic Sky and Atlantic Sun. Andrea Cox, who started with ACL in September 1996, submitted the winning names. Andrea is a Customer Service Representative at ACL’s Halifax Customer Service Center
Large container ships seem to be becoming more frequent in Halifax in the past few Weeks.
Ships in the 8000 TEU range have since become common, with CMA CGM making several stops with the 8500 TEU Vessels, and Hapag Lloyd continuing with the 8700TEU vessels, including Colombo Express – when built the Largest Container ship in the World.
UASC Is Bringing an even larger vessel on the Columbus Loop, when the USAC Zamzam makes her first appearance in Halifax this October 18th. The USAC Zamzam comes in at 9034Teu. Her record holding will also be brief, as CMA CGM has added the CMA CGM Vela to the Columbus Loop. the Vela is rated at 11262teu, and will hold the record when she arrives, likely in December