The tanker AlgoTitan arrived late this afternoon and tied up at berth 25. Algotitan arrived in Halifax in December as Chantaco, and joined the Canadian Flag in January 2023. Sice then the ship has plied the domestic refined products trade, sailing the Great lakes and making several stops in Halifax.
The stop at pier 25 is likely for maintenance or supplies.
Veteran fleet mate Algoscotia is tied up opposite on Pier A, at Berth 27. Horizon Arctic is at Pier 28, and ONE Eagle at Pier 41
this past weekend brought two Bulkers to national gypsum. the First was CSL’s Thunder Bay, a trillium class laker. while it was loading, the Handy size Algoma Integrity took to the anchorage in Bedford Basin to wait its turn.
with no movements into or out of the harbour, since the Ethan sailed yesterday at noon, the First ship of 2019 looks to be the Algoma Verity, due at the pilot at 6:30pm tonight, bound for National Gypsum.
UPDATE 7:25pm: Algoma Verity has twice delayed its arrival, and is now due at 7am tomorrow. the car carrier MEDITERRANEAN HIGHWAY is due at 5:30am, bound for autoport, and will now likely be the first arrival of the New Year. there was one departure today – the tug Spitfire III bound for Saint John.
Algoma has acquired the product tanker Algoterra. The ship arrived at Pier 9 Sunday morning, and crews went right to work painting out her old name.
Built in 2010 as the Louise Knutsen, the ship was renamed Louise K for the delivery trip. The ship also becomes the newest tanker in Algoma’s fleet which was built between1998-2008. Algoma took posession of the ship in Amsterdam on April 1. Algoma has been on a buying spree as of late, acquiring the product tanker AlgoNorth late last year.
Algoma today announced the signing of a agreement to acquire the interest held by Oldendorff Carriers in the CSL International Pool including the three vessels owned by Oldendorff operating in the Pool. As a result of the transaction, Algoma’s interest in the Pool will increase to approximately 40%.
The Pool consists of 18 self-unloading vessels ranging from handy-sized to panamax and provides shipping services along the coasts of the Americas and in the Caribbean. Pool vessels frequently carry gypsum from Halifax to the US. Algoma currently owns five vessels operating in the Pool. As a result of this transaction, Algoma will acquire the handy-sized m/v Alice Oldendorff, and the m/v Harmen Oldendorff and the m/v Sophie Oldendorff, both of which are panamax vessels, for US$100 million. The deal is expected to close late in the second quarter of 2019.
On the 17th Algoma stated they expect to fund the transaction principally from the proceeds of the refund guarantees from the cancellation of four Croatian shipbuilding contracts. the next Day they announced they had received a full refund of all installment payments made in connection with the now-cancelled shipbuilding contracts with Uljanik d.d. and 3Maj Shipyard of Croatia.
Algoma entered into five shipbuilding contracts with 3Maj Shipyard, an operating unit of Uljanik d.d of Croatia. After considerable delay, the first of the five vessels was delivered in 2018; however, Algoma cancelled the remaining four contracts as the shipyard’s financial difficulties led to the shipyard being unable to put forward a plan that would lead to completion of the remaining hulls. Demands for installment refunds were made in December 2018 and the banks have now remitted a total of CAD$115 million in full settlement of the claims.
Algoma also extended the expiry dates on three existing option contracts held with Yangzijiang Shipyard in China (YZJ) until later in 2019. These options to build Equinox Class self-unloaders or gearless bulkers at attractive prices, were to expire at the end of December.
Algoma contracted for the building of two Equinox Class seawaymax
self-unloaders by YZJ in 2015 and subsequently enlisted the support of
the shipyard to complete two of the partially built Nantong Mingde
hulls, which Algoma acquired from that bankrupt shipyard. Three of the
four ships have been delivered. The final Nantong Mingde hull, the
Algoma Conveyor, is scheduled for delivery in February and is expected
to be in service for the 2019 navigation season.