Monthly Archives: October 2023

Containers Spilled in Arctic Waters

The Nuavik Eastern Arctic Shipping vessel Sivumut dumped 20 Containers and other cargo into Frobisher bay off Iqaluit Friday afternoon. The ship had transferred cargo to a barge when something occurred resulting in the Cargo ending up in the water. The New port facility in Iqualuit, which opened in July includes a ramp to receive cargo lightered by barge.

Warning s from police that containers and there contents are not free for the taking seem to have been prompted by clam diggers discovering a container of beer on the beach and helping them selves.

Other photos seen on Facebook seem to show the Sivumut performing dual container lifts – that is where a stack of two containers as lifted together, connected only by the locks on the corners. This is safe for empties, but a bad idea for loaded containers.

New Cranes Due Nov 5

The Zhen Hua 23 sailed from China on September 13, and is due to arrive with 2 new SPPX Cranes for the PSA Halifax Atlantic Hub on November 5th. Cranes 6 and 7 will be placed at Pier 41, and crane 5, delivered in 2020 will be re-positioned directly south of the new cranes 6 and 7 . Currently Crane 5 is the middle crane, and sits in front of the two delivered in 2013

PSA Atlantic Hub Expansion

I recently came across some images posted to facebook detailing changes and expansion the the PSA halifax Atlantic Hub. The infilling of Pier 36 looks to be progressing nicely, compared with my last update in June

This first image looks to show the Near future state do the Terminal. Infilling is progressing, The Maintenance Garage is under construction, and buildings have been removed to facilitate the rail realignment. (below)the next two images show the terminal after the second pier is infilled and a Third Birth is added. the end state of 4 should not be a surprise, as it was proposed in the Port Authorities planning.

The Next two phases are new, and show an expansion of the third birth over pier 41, and finally expanding over Pier 42 (bottom)

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