CMA CGM Loire was built in 2015 by Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Company and measures 95,263 grt, 112,279 dwt. It also features the split superstructure of the larger ships. With the accommodation block moved forward for visibility, there is no superstructure aft except the engine casing and funnel.
The bridge structure is thin and very high.
There is no superstructure aft, and only a funnel and engine room casing.
Early this afternoon the ship moved alongside pier 41 at Halterm aloowing for a close up look.
Meanwhile in Dartmouth, it was a busy day at the Industrial Estates pier. The Woodside annex of the Halifax Shipyard has been busy fabricating hull cradles to be used to support the various hull components of ships under construction.
A giant Manitowoc crane was busy this morning lifting the cradles aboard the venerable barge Atlantic Sealion (once known as the Irving Whale, it spent 26 years on the bottom of the Gulf of St.Lawrence before it was raised in 1996.)
The Shipyard is also using the Woodside facility to fabricate complex bow and other shapes for the current program of Arctic Offshore Patrol Ships. The first bow was wheeled out this morning on a transporter and loaded aboard the Sealion.
Tomorrow the cargo will be transported to Halifax Shipyard and landed at pier 8.
Also in Woodside, Irving Oil welcomed the tanker NS Pride
Built in 2006 by the ShinA Shipbuilding Company of Tongyeong, South Korea, it is a ship of 25,467 grt, 40,000 dwt and is operated by SCF Management Services Dubai.
ShinaA Shipbuilding was one of the victims of the global financial crisis and was declared bankrupt in 2015 and liquidated in 2016.