Category Archives: General Cargo

At Anchor

(Above) Xpress Machu Picchu arrived this morning from Genova Italy, and went straight to anchor in the basin. Sailing for Melfi Lines, The ship has a date PSA’s Atlantic Hub terminal in the coming days.(Below) Franbo Lohas also took to anchor in the basin earlier in the week, after loading cable tanks at pier 9

UPDATE:
It was windy today, and looking at the AIS data, Xpress Machu Picchu (Top Left track), Franbo Lohas (top right track), Polar Circle (middle) and Nolhan Ava (bottom) all moved around considerably.

Franbo Lohas at Pier 9

The General cargo ship Franbo Lohas took to the basin anchorage before moving to pier 9. the ship is likely loading cable tanks.

Built as Thorco Lohas in 2015, the ship took its current name in 2021. Franbo Shipping lines is based in Taiwan, and was founded in 1998.

Gotland for Nirint

Icelandic Shipping company Nirint is delivering another load of Nickel Sulphide “mud” at pier 27. The product is toxic when mixed with water, so must be stored in a transit shed.

The Nickle is mined in Cuba, Loaded into Bags, and shipped to Halifax in the holds of Nirint Vessels.

The HSN Air Arm is coming in handy.

Acadia Desgagnes at Pier 9

The Acadia Desgagnes arrived at Pier 9 this afternoon from Belfast. Its possible the ship is carrying airplane components for Bombardier. Those components usually ship via ACL, but freight costs may have made charting a chip a better option.

Desgagnes is based in Quebec, and operates a fleet of Tankers and General cargo vessels trading domestically, into the north, and internationally. Acadia Desgagnes is still flying the Barbados flag, it will likely return to the Canadian flag for the Northern Sailing Season this summer..

Cable activity at Pier 9

The general cargo vessel Franbo Lohas tied up at pier 9 to install cable tanks. the ship will then likely sail to Newington, NH to load cable at the manufacturer.

the ship was built in 2016 as Thorco Lohas. Thorco vessels have been common visitors at pier 9 to load cable handling equipment over the years. Thorco sold the ship to Franbo last year.

IT Integrity also arrived back at pier 9. the ship is a converted 755-L platform supply vessel that was converted for cable work.

BBC Europe

The General Cargo Vessel BBC Europe took to the anchorage yesterday on Arrival. the ship features 2 250 ton cranes, with a combined lifting capacity of 500 tons.

The ship has some unidentified cargo on its deck. It sailed from South Korea in September, and made stops in Florida Georgia and North Carolina, after passing through the Panama Canal.