Monday, December 15, 2014

APL Scotland - post panamax for now

A new to Halifax container ship for APL appeared today. APL Scotland was built in 2001 by Samsung Shipbuilding + Heavy Industries Co Ltd in Koje, measuring 65,792 grt, 68,108 dwt.

APL ships sometimes break the pattern and berth bow in at Fairview Cove. A more pleasing angle for the photographer.
APL Scotland has a capacity of 5762 TEU, including 656 reefers. It flies the flag of Singapore and is owned by NOL Liner Pte Ltd of Singapore. APL, as with its other partners in the G6 Alliance, is continually shifting ships around, particularly due to market conditions.

When the new and improved Panama Canal opens this ship will easily fit the new sized locks, and another shift in trading patterns will ensue. The new Panamax will be for ships up to 12,000 TEU versus the current maximum of 5,000 TEU.


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