Sunday, May 12, 2013
With the removal from service of Atlantic Cartier due to fire in Hamburg on May 2, ACL is maintaining its normal rotation - more or less (Atlantic Conveyor seems to be the odd ball)
Atlantic Conveyor arrived in Halifax May 6 eastbound, so it seems to have slipped a week somewhere, since Atlantic Companion was only here on May 5 eastbound. Atlantic Concert was in on May 6, westbound.
The normal rotation would have Atlantic Cartier arriving in Halifax on May 13 (sailing form Liverpool on May 7.)
As of May12 the ship is still in Hamburg and no ACL ship is posted as due in Halifax for Cartier's slot. Containers can certainly be diverted to Hapag-Lloyd ships, but RoRo cargo would have to go to other lines.
Lloyd's List reported that ACL is seeking a replacement of the ship, but as mentioned before big ConRos are no longer easy to find.(See also recent post on scrapping of Wloclawek.)
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