Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Maersk is back- again.

Maersk Line is back again, after a half year or so absence. The line has been an off and on again caller in Halifax for sixty years, their visits depending on the winds of commerce.

Last year, and again this year, they are calling during the fishing season, loading fish from Newfoundland and the Maritimes. This year they are trying a new method of shipping live lobster in chilled containers.

Maersk Pembroke arrived this morning and sailed early this afternoon. She is a Dutch registered ship of 31,333 grt, carrying 2890 TEU, of which 400 may be reefers. A smaller ship than the usual container ship, she also did not appear to be over loaded.

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