The Zhen Hua 23 arrived Monday morning with 2 new cranes for the PSA Atlantic Hub. The first of the cranes was moved shore side this morning. As part of the Installation, crane 5 will also be moved next too the two new cranes.
the 2 green cranes are bound for PSA’s terminal in Sines Portugal.
ONE Eagle returned today on the westbound leg of the EC5 Service, taking the place of ONE Cygnus at pier 41, which sailed this morning.
the Bird class ships are rated at 14026TEU and were built for NYK beginning in 2016. The bird class, was named after birds. ONE Cygnus was built as NYK Swan, but ONE SWAN was already taken, so the ship was named cygnus, after the Latin for Swan.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.