Monday, January 5, 2015

All containers all day

Both Halifax container piers were booked solid today, although high winds probably slowed down production considerably. At Halterm Zm Piraeus and Macao Strait kept the cranes busy.

At Fairveiw Cove, NYK Demeter occupied the berth with Oakland Express waiting at anchor. Both ships require the big cranes, so only one ship could be worked at a time.
NYK Demeter is a 2007 product of Hyundai Heavy Industries, Ulsan and at 55,534 grt 66,000 dwt has a capacity of 4922 TEU. The tug Atlantic Oak tied up at the pier also, rather than returning to its exposed berth in the lower harbour.

Oakland Express also came from Hyundai, Ulsan, but in 2000. It was built as Kuala Lumpur Express, of 54,437 grt, 66781 dwt, with a capacity of 4890 TEU. It arrived in Halifax March 1, 2008 for the first time under its present name. Its former name was assigned to a 91,000 grt ship built at the same shipyard.

Late this afternoon Atlantic Cartier also arrived and it was expected to dock at he west end of Fairview Cove using the ramp. It caught some of the last of today's sun as it passed Sandwich Point.


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