Todays call at the Atlantic Hub is is by the 13,800teu CMA CGM Laperouse. CMA-CGM’s ships normally use pier 41, however it was occupied this morning. The ship is scheduled to sail at 0330 overnight.
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Vistula Maersk at PSA Atlantic Hub
Vistula Maersk made it to pier 42 after waiting in the outer anchorage for a couple of days. Vistula Maersk is named for the longest river in Poland, and is the first of Maersk’s V-Class to enter service in 2018. Rated at 3600TEU, they are built to Ice class 1A
the V-class ships were built to serve northern europen routes, serving russia. With Ukraine sanctions in place, the ships have been reassigned.
Last nights arrival of of Navarino is still being worked at Pier 41. at Fairview Cove, NYK Deneb has the western berth, with Nolhan Ava working the East.
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.
MSC Sao Paulo to Fairview Cove.
MSC Sao Paulo took the western channel on arrival giving the waterfront a close view. The ship was calling on Fairview Cove, a first for MSC vessels which normally call at PSA Halifax’s Atlantic Hub in the south end. This may signal the start of ships calls being split between the terminals to balance load. MSC ships that call on halifax are typically under 4000TEU to make it through the river to Montreal, and are guaranteed to fit under the bridges with out difficulty.
The Atlantic Hub saw MSC Shanghai, which moved to pier 42 this evening after undergoing CFIA Moth inspection. MSC Shangai Called on Halifax up until last year as ZIM Shanghai. the ZIM Hull markings were still visible – the covering paint haven worn away. I missed getting a photo of her today, But her she is calling for ZIM in 2016
MSC Pamala took to pier 41 yesterday at PSA Halifax. MSC just overtook Maersk as largest shipping line by tonnage. (meaning MSC has more cargo space in its ships then Maersk does)
The 17 year old ship is rated at 9200TEU, and sailed for New York.
(Above)MSC Sandra at pier 42 (Below) ZIM Vancouver at pier 41. Both ships are being worked by a single crane unit
Atlantic Sky is in the outer anchorage, and will be bound for Fairview Cove Monday Morning. Fairview Cove was occupied Sunday by Humen Bridge, still in its K-Line Livery but sailing for ONE as part of the Alliance.
MSC Angela was making heaving smoke on Departure from PSA Halifax this afternoon. The ship had a thick stream of white smoke coming from its stack, which had dissipated somewhat by the time the ship got underway.
The ship sailed for Montreal, havign arrived form Valencia
CMA-CGM Leo at Pier 41, with Pictor for Emskip at Pier 42. CMA-CGM Leo is rated at 11,200TEU.
The 16,020 TEU CMA-CGM Jules Verne visited on Saturday. Port congestion is the likely source for the Bunch up of ships, which normally call weekly.
MSC Anya is in the outer anchorage. and Oceanex Sanderling was working RO-RO at pier 36.
Container Ship Shuffle
Oceanex Sanderling hung out at anchor with two MSC Vessels tying up PSA Halifax.(Below) Oceanex Sanderling moved to pier 41 this morning for her normal Friday Call.
MSC Veronique at pier 42 moved to pier 36, where she remains today (Below). MSC Mediterranean, at Pier 41, sailed this morning.
Largest Container ship yet
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.