One Magnificence is a notable arrival as it is the first vessel to call in Halifax for ONE that is in the new ONE Branding – That is with the Magenta painted hull. ONE – short for Ocean Network Express, was formed in 2016 by the merger of the Container business of Japanese shipping lines NYK, MOL and K-Line
the Ship is the former MOL Magnificence, and the ship traded its MOL blue at its last drydocking. ONE will move its ships slowly to the new paint scheme as they are serviced.
The Alliance has been rotating vessels on its EC 5 service, with Mitsui O.S.K. Lines vessels coming into the rotation as of late. Other recent new callers have Included MOL Maxim, MOL Mission, MOL Maneuver and MOL Marvel. The ships are rated at 6724TEU and were built in 2010/2011, and carry the Marshall Islands flag.
MOL Paramount, MOL Partner,and MOL Paradise have been serving on the EC5 route for a while. Yantian Express, George Washington Bridge remain the only non MOL vessels on the Routes schedule.
MOL is part of ONE, formed as a merger of Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK), Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL), and K Line’s container businesses.
The MOL Partner called on Fairview cove yesterday. the Ship is a regular on the Alliances EC5 service. Coincidentally, I later spotted the tweet below, which appears to be this ship. Want to know why Flag of Convenience ships are so cheap – this is one of the reasons.
#ITFinspection finds that crew has just over 7 dollars a day food allowance and Provisions to low for crossing the Atlantic milk juices and fresh veggies needed so off we go to supermarket pic.twitter.com/S60siZHjuq
Bilbao Bridge and MOL Partner spent the morning at Fairview Cove. Both vessels represent 2/3s of ONE – the New shipping line that is the Merger of NYK, MOL and K-Lines container businesses.
Bilbao Bridge, Serving The Alliances AL6 service (below) was scheduled to sail at Noon, but didn’t get away until after 1pm.
MOL Partner, operating on The Alliances’ EC5 service, is not scheduled to depart until this evening.
At Halterm, Skogafoss is spending the day, scheduled to Sail at 16:30, along with Asian Sun for Tropical Shipping. The Car Carrier MONZA anchored for Gypsy moth Inspection, before moving to Autoport for 1pm.
Mol Partner sits at anchor in the basin waiting for a birth to free up at Fairview Cove.
Despite today being a holiday, the ships were stacking up at Fairview cove. Sunday night brought the arrival of YM Express to the west birth. She Sailed Monday morning, and was replaced by Budapest Bridge, while the east birth was taken up by Atlantic Sea, both arriving early morning. When Budapest Bridge sailed late afternoon, MOL Partner was finally able to take up her spot Mol Partner is currently scheduled to sail just after midnight, Atlantic Sea is due to depart Tuesday afternoon, having had her ro-ro decks worked Monday, and her containers Tuesday.
Today brought 4 callers for Fairview Cove, though the last one will have to wait until morning. first to arrive was first time caller PAXI, who took the west end birth. an hour latter, Berlin Bridge arrived taking the east end of Fairview Cove.
Paxi is a first time caller to Halifax, and was built in 2014. she is scheduled to sail at 2230 tonight, in order to facilitate the arrival of Atlantic Sun in the West End Birth.
Atlantic Sun is scheduled to sail at 0430 tomorrow, making for a very quick stop.
Berlin bridge sailed in time for MOL Partners Arrival, though MOL Partners Size precludes calling at the east end birth. She took to Anchor, and will move to the west end birth at 6am after Atlantic Sun Sails.
MOL Paramount put in yesterday for her second stop, on the east bound leg of her trip. she was previously a regular caller on K-lines service to Halifax which ended in 2011 and then again on the G6 Alliances service in 2014.
The Pure Car Truck Carrier Miraculous Ace arrived over the noon hour and took to anchor in the Basin for Asian Gypsy Moth Inspection. She is scheduled to move to Autoport Monday Morning.
The Ship is Owned by Mitsui O.S.K, the Japanese shipping company. Its Container Ships travel under the MOL Branding, for Mitsui OSK Lines. That container Business is Merging with the other 2 Japanese Container lines, K-Line and NYK to form a new venture, Ocean Network Express, which is slated to begin April 1st of this year.
All of Mitsui OSK’s car carriers end in the Ace Suffix, and feature the Blue and white Paint scheme