Friday, September 28, 2012
Sea-Land Eagle has Landed
Maersk Line's Sea-Land Eagle arrived at noon time today. The 49.985 gross ton ship has a container capacity of 4062 TEU( 350 reefers), amd much larger than the usual Maersk ships we have been seeing.
This one was bilt in 1997 by IHI Shipyard in Kure, Japan for the American company Sea-Land Shipping, which was taken over by Maersk. Sea-Land used to call in Halifax when it was an independent line.
Interestingly this ship and several sisters did not change name since the Sea-Land name was so well established in the US. (They pioneered container shipping)
In 2009 the ship was transferred to US flag after various other registries including UK and Hong Kong. It is registered in Norfolk, VA, which is also Maersk's US headquarters.
The ship normally serves on Maersk Transatlantic service to the US.