the Bulker CSL Metis arrived this evening for Gold Bond Gypsum. the ship was previously in Portsmouth New Hampshire.
CSL Metis sails under the CSL Americas fleet, and is flagged in the Bahamas for International trade. Built in 1981, as a tanker, in 2007 a new forebody was constructed in china, and attached to the original stern and accommodation block. The ships power is 41 years old, but the cargo handling end is much newer.
(Above) After taking on a cargo of gypsum, Baie St Paul took the the inner anchorage. the ship is set to sail this evening into the lakes. (below) another CSL Ship, Rt Hon Paul E Martin tied up at the Gold Bond wharf. A Ocean going bulker, its likely headed for Baltimore. CSL Tarantau, another ocean going bulker is waiting in the basin to take its place.
Algoma Mariner sailed Wednesday, but spent a day discharging cargo at the grain elevator. Algoma Mariner arrived from Thunder Bay, and sailed for the Quary at Aulds Cove.
Grain from the Prairies moves by rail to Thunder Bay, where it si then transported by ship. there are major export facilities in Montreal and Port Cartier PQ. Large vessels visiting Montreal to load often cant take a full cargo due to draft limitations, and will stop in Halifax to top up the holds.
Nukumi arrived in Halifax and tied up at pier 25. the ship is owned and operated by CSL for Windsor salt and was specifically designed to service Windsor’s Magdalen Islands salt mines. It is the first Diesel Electric Laker, and the first bulk carrier in Canada to have single point loading. The single loading point means the ship will not have to shift along its berth to line up with the ship loading equipment to fill all the holds.
Construction of the ship began in August 2020, and the ship departed Jiangyin, China for Halifax at the end of January.
The bulker Star Pyxis has been riding the hook in the basin for a few weeks now, Possibly undergoing hold cleaning. Due to weather, the ship has had to reposition several times when the anchor started to drag.
The ship arrived Feb 2, after sailing form Contrecoeur Quebec.