Sunday, December 12, 2010

Black Pearl Starts Weekly Service

CMA/CGM announced last week that their Black Pearl service will sail weekly to the west coast of South America. When the servce started last year it was every two weeks.
The first ship was due Monday December 13, but it arrived today ahead of bad weather predicted for tomorrow.

Pearl River flies the flag of Cyprus, but it is Dutch owned and managed (by Universal Marine BV.) A vessel of 9940 gross tons, it carries 1118 teu, of which 220 may be reefers. It also has two 45 tonne cranes.
The ship will sail from Halifax to Jamaica, Columbia, Panama, Ecuador, Peru and Chile. The return leg will call in Miami, Philadelphia and New York before returning to Halifax. It is a 41 day round trip.

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