Monday, May 9, 2011

It doesn't just rain it pours

For the last few weeks it has been rain and fog, severely hampering the photographers amongst us. However it is possible to take a photo in driving rain - just as long as you don't mind a fine series of diagonal lines slanting across the screen (did I mention wind too?)

This is Conrad S arrriving 2011-05-09 for CMA/CGM. Built in 2006 at Jinling Shipyard in Nanjing, China, the ship measures 9957 gross tons, carries 1118 TEU and has two 45 tonne cranes. Owned in Germany at the port of Elsfleth - noted for its coasters- it is nevertheless registered in St. John's, Antigua and Barbuda. It also sailed under the name CMA/CGM Volan from 2006 -2009.

The ship is one of CMA/CGM's feeder ships, running around eastern North and South American ports taking boxes to the hub port of Kingston, Jamaica. It is rare these days to see a ship carrying only the containers of its own line (plus a few lease containers) and no boxes from other lines.


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