the 13,800 TEU container ship CMA-CGM Lapérouse tied up Saturday on the Columbus JAX service. The ship was built in 2010, and is named after a French naval officer who led an expedition to Australia in 1788, and was never seen again. Locally Jean-François de Galaup, Comte de Lapérouse led supply missions to Louisbourg.
CMA-CGM Corte Real and Contship Leo spent Saturday at PSA Halifax’s Atlantic Hub Terminal calling on piers 41 and 42 respectively. CMA-CGM Corte Real is named after a portugese explorer. the ship was delivered in 2010, and is rated for 13,800TEU.
Contship Leo is operating on ZIM’s feeder service to Kingston Jamaica. the ship is rated for 1118 TEU, and was delivered in 2008.
The 16,022teu CMA-CGM Marco-Polo arrived tonight, setting the Halifax, Canadian, and Eastern North American records for largest container ship to call. The full list of previous records can be found in this post
Crowds in the parking lot at Point Pleasant were so great for the ships 9:45pm Arrival that the police reportedly closed the parking lot to additional arrivals. For Comparison sake, compare with the Panamax MSC vessel in front. (below)
The ship is currently scheduled to sail at 6pm, on the 18th. I hope to get some daylight photos tomorrow.
This morning, the largest containerized cargo vessel to call at a Canadian port arrived at the Port of Halifax. The CMA CGM Brazil, 366 metres length, 51 metres beam and 15,072 TEU capacity, berthed at PSA Halifax at approximately 12:00 a.m. ADT.
Placed on end, it would be the third tallest structure in Canada, after the CN Tower, and the INCO Superstack in Sudbury. The ship entered service in in May of this year, and is likely on its first trip.
COSCO Himalayas, at 14,200teu called at Prince Rupert in 2017 and held the previous record for largest ship to call in Canada
The CMA CGM Brazil sails on the weekly Columbus JAX service, from South Asia to the East Coast of America. With a terminal area of 32 ha, a quay length of 1,045m and a depth of 16.5m, PSA Halifax is the only port in Eastern Canada that can accommodate ultra-class vessels.
This inaugural call of the CMA CGM Brazil comes shortly after the arrival of Eastern Canada’s largest ship-to-shore super post-Panamax crane in July 2020, bringing the total number of SPPX cranes at PSA Halifax to five. The Halifax Port Authority is in the final stage of completion of a deep-water berth extension which will bring the total quay length to 800 meters to meet the growing deployment of Ultra Class Container Vessels.
the ship is currently scheduled to sail at 11:30. this may change however.
After spending several weeks in the outer anchorage, the AS Federica has found work. the ship anchored in the basin over the weekend, likely to take on supplies, and is due to Sail the afternoon.
the ship was working on ZIM’s feeder service, and is now going to work on CMA-CGM subsidiary ANL. The ship is scheduled to sail from Saint John July 2 for New York, Savannah, Miami, Kingston, Rio Haina, Philipsburg and back to Saint John July 23
The 14,414 TEU CMA-CGM T. Jefferson arrived this afternoon, becoming the largest container ship to call in Halifax. The previous record was set last January by CMA-CGM Libra at 11,388. sister ship CMA-CGM Abraham Lincon is also scheduled, as is the 13800teu APL Sentosa.
All the Recent record beaters have operated on the CMA-CGM Columbus JAX service, which sails from asia to both the east and west coasts. 18 vessels provide weekly service, and 1 voyage takes 126 days. Both Records will fall this June when the 15072 teu CMA-CGM Panama arrives, beating both east and west records. the ship is currently Due June 6th.
COVID 19 concerns kept interviews to email, and media off the pier, and i will post some additional photos later.