Tropic Hope riding the hook. the ship arrived on the weekend, and is due to move to pier 42 Tuesday morning. Pier41/42 remained empty today – high winds and the exposed location likely would have made for difficult cargo handling.
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MSC Rossella at Anchor
MSC Rossella took to anchor in the basin this morning. The ship arrived from Montreal on the 10th and tied up at Pier 42. It is now scheduled to sail to barcelona, Giving an et of March 22, though it currently doesnt have a scheduled departure.
Built in 1993, the MSC Rossella is 30 years old, and carries 3398TEU
CMA CGM Laperouse at Pier 42
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.
PSA Halifax Updates – ships and New Cranes
Saturday saw Maersk Patras (Above) and Contship Leo at Pier 41/42 respectively. Contship Leo operates on ZIM’s Canada Feeder Express service between Halifax, New York and Kingston Jamaica. Maersk Patras serves the 2m Alliance’s St Laurent 1 Service with stops in Bremerhaven, Rotterdam, Antwerp, Montreal and Halifax.
CMA CGM Alexander von Humboldt spent yesterday at pier 42, with Oceanex Connaigra at pier 41. At 16000teu, CMA CGM Alexander von Humboldt is amoung the largest ships to call in Halifax.
With more Large ships on the way, PSA Halifax Announced the Purchase of 2 more SPPX Ship to shore gantry cranes. The New Cranes are set to be delivered in early 2023. one was an exercised option from the last purchase, and the other is net new. they will join the existing Cranes at Pier 41/42
The PSA Release includes quotes from Kevin Piper, president of the Halifax Council of ILA Locals, which is notable as evidence of a good relationship between the major Halifax terminal operator and labour.
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.
Maersk Palermo and Labour action in Montreal?
A Sunday call for MSC Annick (at Pier 41) and Maersk Palermo.
Both ships call on Montreal where due to a questionable labour situation, Container volumes were down 10% in March. This led to the Employers association revoking some pay guarantees, which looks to have goaded the union into a limited labour action – the details of which will be announced at a press conference Monday afternoon.
Ilios on Zims CFX
Ilios is a new caller on Zims Canada Feeder Express service which connects Halifax to ZIM’s transshipment hub in Kingston, Jamaica with a stop in New York.
the CFX service calls once a week, with Taipai Trader covering off the other week.
MSC Eleni at Pier 42
Arriving early this afternoon, MSC Eleni arrived from Portugal. The ship is rated for 5000TEU, and will be headed for Montreal, before stopping back in Halifax on her way back to Europe.
MSC Recently announced that Halifax would be added as an inbound and outbound port on the Canada Express 2 service. MSC had been making 1 call per week on a trial basis since last years strike at the port of Montreal, and recently began the double call prior to the official announcement.
Tropic Hope at Pier 42
Tropic Hope at Pier 42, on a not very Tropical Day.