Monthly Archives: November 2023

Maria S Merian at Cove

The German Research Vessel RV Maria S. Merian is named after the naturalist and illustrator Maria Sybilla Merian.

The Merian was financed by the German government and is assigned to the Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research at Warnemünde, with Rostock as its home port. It is crewed by a complement of 21, and can additionally accommodate 22 scientists.

The ship entered service in 2006.

Recent Changes at the Atlantic Hub

The arrival of two new SPPX cranes at PSA Halifax is Noteable chnage to the skyline at the South end terminal. Closer to ground level, PSA Halifax and the Port Authority have been busy reworking the terminal recent notable changes include:

  • The shed at Pier 36 has been demolished.
  • The shed and office building from Halterm are also gone
  • the ZIM office has been removed (and ZIM now calls at Fairview Cove)
  • A new maintenance shed is under construction
  • Infilling of of the basin between Pier B and Pier A1 continues

New Cranes for PSA

The Zhen Hua 23 arrived Monday morning with 2 new cranes for the PSA Atlantic Hub. The first of the cranes was moved shore side this morning. As part of the Installation, crane 5 will also be moved next too the two new cranes.

the 2 green cranes are bound for PSA’s terminal in Sines Portugal.

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