Tropic Hope at Pier 42, on a not very Tropical Day.
Tampa Trader Called at pier 42 this past week serving ZIM’s Feeder service to Kingston Jamaica. The ship is a regular caller, calling every second week.
Occupying Pier 41, was the APL Gwangyang, Calling on CMA-CGM’s Columbus JAX service.
This weeks caller for MSC is the MSC Poh Lin. The call is also notable as the walkway onto the pier expansion is now open, and is wonderful.
The MSC Poh Llin was built in 2004, and carries 4862teu. She is tentatively scheduled to sail at 13:00 Tuesday.
longtime caller ZIM Qingdao arrived yesterday morning and was worked at pier 42. She then moved to the basin last evening around 7pm and spent overnight at anchor before moving to pier 36 at noon today. The ship is reported to have engine troubles.
Take that west coast ports.
This morning, the largest containerized cargo vessel to call at a Canadian port arrived at the Port of Halifax. The CMA CGM Brazil, 366 metres length, 51 metres beam and 15,072 TEU capacity, berthed at PSA Halifax at approximately 12:00 a.m. ADT.
Placed on end, it would be the third tallest structure in Canada, after the CN Tower, and the INCO Superstack in Sudbury. The ship entered service in in May of this year, and is likely on its first trip.
COSCO Himalayas, at 14,200teu called at Prince Rupert in 2017 and held the previous record for largest ship to call in Canada
The CMA CGM Brazil sails on the weekly Columbus JAX service, from South Asia to the East Coast of America. With a terminal area of 32 ha, a quay length of 1,045m and a depth of 16.5m, PSA Halifax is the only port in Eastern Canada that can accommodate ultra-class vessels.
This inaugural call of the CMA CGM Brazil comes shortly after the arrival of Eastern Canada’s largest ship-to-shore super post-Panamax crane in July 2020, bringing the total number of SPPX cranes at PSA Halifax to five. The Halifax Port Authority is in the final stage of completion of a deep-water berth extension which will bring the total quay length to 800 meters to meet the growing deployment of Ultra Class Container Vessels.
the ship is currently scheduled to sail at 11:30. this may change however.
UPDATE: Firm Pilot order for 13:30.
Atlantic Sail departed in the early afternoon freeing the berth for MOL Mission, which spent the afternoon at Fairview cove, sailing at 10pm.
PSA Halifax finished working Maersk Palermo, which sailed at 8:30pm, very lightly loaded. Tropic hope was forward, and was due to sail at 10:30pm. Ef Ava, which sailed at noon, was also tied up earlier at pier 42, keeping all 5 cranes busy.
This weeks caller on the Columbus Loop is the CMA-CGM Channai. the ship spent Saturday at pier 41, sailing Sunday Morning.
today brought the arrival of the Mearsk Chicago, a 6000TEU container ship, and the Second Maersk Lines call of the day. regular Caller Maersk Penang sailed, as the Maersk Chicago was arriving at the Pilot Station.
Maersk seems to have added Halifax as a call on its MECL1 Service. The service runs from the middle east, India, via Suez and Spain to Newark, Charleston, Savannah and Houston.
Official Schedules have not been updated, however Maersk Pittsburgh is also scheduled to call in Halifax,
The Zhen Hua 29 arrived this morning with the new crane For PSA Halifax. The Crane was ordered last year, prior to the sale of the terminal to PSA.
Also on board the ship are 2 container Cranes bound for the EuroFOS terminal in Fos-sur-Mer France in the Mediterranean, and two gantry cranes for handling bulk products (Equipped with clam shell buckets) destined for Algeria.
the Zhen Hua 29 Departed Shanghai china April 24th, and sailed via the Cape of Good Hope.
here is How they unload it.