This week I talk about changes to The Alliance’s AL6 service, and ZIM’s ZCA Service. I also offer a bit of a followup on Last weeks Column where i talk about labour issues aboard a vessel currently operating on a Coasting trade waiver, and discuss the importance of Port state control.
The Alliance has dropped Halifax from its AL6 service effective December.
Changes announced on the 26th, have a new routing of La Spezia –Genoa –Fos – Barcelona – Valencia – New York – Norfolk – Savannah – Miami – Algeciras –La Spezia.The New service will be combined with the Oceans Alliance Amerigo Service, and each alliance will provide 3 8000TEU vessels for a total of 6 in rotation.
Since the Service began in summer of 2017, the routing has been Salerno – Livorno – La Spezia – Genoa – Fos Sur Mer – Halifax – New York – Norfolk – Savannah – Salerno and is served by 5 smaller K-Line vessels (Brevick Bridge, Budapest Bridge, Berlin Bridge, Bilbao Bridge, and Brotonne Bridge) at Fairvew Cove.
ZIM markets the AL6 service as ZCI, and in a strengthening of the alliance, will be adding the Livorno stop to its ZCA Service which already calls in Halifax, and is now being Marketed by the Alliance as AL7. In the end, while this represents a loss of a weekly call to Halifax, the total TEU’s will likely remain the same.
The cable ship Dependable put into port earlier this week and was due to sail this morning, but that seems to be delayed.
based in Baltimore, she is on standby to service undersea cables in the North Atlantic.
UPDATE. She loaded 120km of cable, and is bound for Bermuda to complete a repair. I was told after that, shes going to lay a 7400km cable – the cable itself will take almost a month to load at the port of Baltimore.
My first weekly column in the Herald covered the subject of cabotage, and applications for the coasting trade in Canada. Is something I plan to cover going forward in that venue, because the applications tell a story about the shipping business.
Coincidentally, Seafarers’ Rights International (SRI) released a large report on cabotage. The report, Cabotage Laws of the World, has identified for the first time ninety-one member states of the United Nations that have cabotage laws restricting foreign activity in their domestic coastal trades.
The report describes the history of maritime cabotage and traces a number of early rudimentary legal principles. It sets out examples of the many different definitions of cabotage that exist today at the national, regional and international levels as well as examples of the restrictions of foreign activity and their waivers in domestic coastal trades.
Our first white shark tagged in Canadian waters, @NovaTheShark, is named in honor of all the amazing people here in Nova Scotia. We’re so glad we’ve had a chance to engage with this community. pic.twitter.com/BplbmPYTKB
2.Russian Ice Class Vessels
The AKADEMIK SERGEY VAVILOV pulled into Halifax on the 25th, presumably at the end of her Arctic Cruise Season. Sister Ship Akademik Ioffe was due at the shipyard in Les Mechins PQ. late afternoon on the 25th, 1 month after running aground in the arctic.
the RCN’s Sail training vessel returned from a Great lakes tour yesterday.
The new Halifax Transit Ferry Rita Joe, was launched on the 21st.
We would like to congratulate AF Theriault & Son on the launch of the 5th and final ferry for Halifax Regional Municipality. The launch took place on Friday September 21st. The ferries were designed by EYE Marine Consultants. Photo credit goes to EYE Marine Consultants. #Halifaxpic.twitter.com/4IrP14mhot
Sept 24, 1942 – The liberty ship Stephen Hopkins fought an epic gun duel with the German raider, Stier. Both ships eventually sank.
Sept 23, 1944 – RCN Settles on a single green Maple leaf on ships funnels.
Sept 22, 1937 – William Crowell of Dartmouth and his dog Togo arrived in Vancouver after rounding North America in his 23 foot ketch
Sept 21, 1957 – German Barque, Pamir, one of the last great square-rigged ships sank during an Atlantic storm. Eighty lost.
Sept 20, 1943 – Canadian Destroyer, HMCS St. Croix torpedoed off Greenland. Only one of her one hundred and forty seven crew was saved
*the title for this post comes from the Halifax Examiner’s Morning File, because it generated a ton of hate mail from people who don’t understand satire.