Category Archives: Melfi

X-Press Makalu for Melfi Lines

The X-Press Makalu arrived yesterday at Pier 42 for Melfi Lines. the ship sailed after a delay for Mariel, Cuba. the ship was built in 2008 in Poland. it features a 2714 teu capacity and is owned by X-Press Feeders, and is registered in Singapore. This is its first trip for Melfi.

The ship was detained by Transport Canada Ship Safety . When she sailed tonight, the only deficiency listed was the lack of bridge control of the engine. A Port State control inspection in Livorno on July 9 indicates that the damage was accidental. As machinery can be controlled from the engine room, this should not be an issue as long as the bridge maintains communication with the engineering watch.

Saturday traffic

(Above)Atlantic Sail inbound at the ferry track Saturday morning. (Below) Catharine Schulte for Melfi lines, and the tanker Jinan at anchor in the basin, waiting on weather. both ships sailed early afternoon.

Nor’easter (below) also sailed, after waiting on weather.

Late Arrival – Jona For Melfi

A Late Arrival tonight, Jona tied up at pier 41 just after 7pm. Jona is actually running for Melfi Lines, despite carring CMA-CGM branding. Jona arrived from Lisbon and is due at Mariel Cuba on August 1st.

The ship carries 3 x 45Ton cranes, and is rated for 1853teu. She was built in Ningbo, China, and entered service in 2007 as CMA-CGM Togo.

Jona is among recent charters, joining the Melfi service in December 2017. Catharina Schulte has canceled her August 06 Call, Making August 21st Maiden call of Julius-s the next stop for the usually bi-weekly Melfi service.

Primus for Melfi 


Primus mad a stop for Melfi lines this morning. Launched in 1997 by Gdynia Shipyard in Poland, she is owned and managed by Hansa shipping of Germany. Built as Sea Parana, She has spent most of her life on multi year charters.

Macao Straight for Mefi

The Parade of new vessels for Melfi continues with a first call for Macao Straight. Built in 2008, she is part of the Rehder Reederei fleet, which seems to supply the majority of vessels used on Melfi’s route.

Macao Straight arrived yesterday afternoon and tied up at pier 41, using 2 tugs to turn due to the wind. She no departure listed as of yet.



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