Another One of the Ladys Stopped in for bunkers. These distinct ships with their unique crane are occasional stoppers in Halifax. Lady Christina and Lady Claudia have both stopped in Halifax in the past.
These vessels are part of the Wijnne Barends Logistics fleet. She was built in 1999, and has 2 holds, and is rated for bulk, breakbulk, and 280TEU. The crane can be used to handle containers.
EDIT 07/23: It was Lady Carissa who anchored yesterday, not Lady Claudia.
Todays arrival brought another NYK Vessel, NYK Daedalus. Built in Korea in 2007, she is rated at 4800TEU.
The Nato Standing Maritime group 2, will be departing Rota Spain for exercises on the Atlantic Coast.
though the Makup of the group Can change, it currently consists of :
FGS Niedersachsen (FFG) (Germany)
HMCS Regina (FFH) (Canada)
TCG Kemalreis (FFG) (Turkey)
USS Leyte Gulf (CG)(American)
Halifax may see a west coast frigate. More details when known.
The Bulker Santiago Basin has spent the past few days at the elevators loading a product.
this could be wood pellets, as they are now expecting to export a large number through the port.
She is owned by Pacific Basin Shipping, and was built in 2008
Panamax Container ship Singapore Express tied up this evening. She arrived form Southampton, UK, and will be bound for New York on Departure.
Word is that it will cost $60-70 million to replace the NovaDock. the shipyard is planning to issue the Tender for the replacement dock in Jan 2015 with expected delivery of 2 years from that.
The Yard is selling the Novadock for scrap.
The Current Timeline for AOPS construction starts next July with first plates cut in new facility at Windmill Rd site. From start of cutting to expected launch will be roughly 2 years which would coincide with the delivery of the new dry dock. The New building will allow more work to be done indoors, so launches will now occur much closer to overall completion. They will also be able to do 2 vessels at once.
This means the yard will be largely unavailable for commercial service for the next 2 years, until a replacement dock is found. No doubt Davie is thrilled, as they are the logical choice to pick up this work. There is no word on the replacement for the ScotiaDock II, which was announced in 2012.
Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, will be joined by the David Alward, Premier of New Brunswick, and Gordon Wilson, NS MLA for Clare-Digby, to make an announcement concerning ferry services in Eastern Canada.
The government previously announced a new ferry would be purchased for the Digby St John Run, So this is likely the announcement of the New Boat. It Happens at 10am, St John Ferry Terminal.
NYK Meteor arrived this morning from Rotterdam. She will Sail overnight for NewYork as part of the G6 Service.
Built in 2007, she is registered in Panama, and carries 4800TEU.
Yesterday saw 2 asphalt tankers conducting a transfer operation in the basin. it looks like this may have been a workaround to the US Jones act – which basically requires a US built and registered Ship to trade between US Ports.
The Laden, greek flagged, Asphalt Eagle, arrived first from Gibraltar and anchored, and the smaller, Marshal Islands flagged, Asphalt Sailor tied up along side, arriving from New York. The smaller Asphalt Sailor Sailed for Providence Rhode Island, the larger Asphalt Eagle sailed for Portland Maine early this morning.
one would assume a portion of the cargo was bound for each destination, and for whatever reason the larger Asphalt Eagle could not make the trip – Hence the transfer in Halifax, so the 2 cargos originate outside the US, and non US flagged vessels can be used, as would be required to mov the cargo from Portland to Providence.