Sunday, June 17, 2018

Rare caller - regular caller

It has been a while since a Maersk Line Ltd USA ship has called in Halifax. These ships, flying the US flag, normally sail past Halifax en route from the mid and far east via the Med to the US east coast on the MECL1 service- essentially the old Sea-Land route.
Maersk Atlanta, today's arrival, is one of 11 ships on the run, all of  6188 TEU.

Maersk Atlanta was built as Maersk Kowloon in 2006 by Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction Co Ltd in Busan. It measures 74,642 grt, 84,500 dwt. It was brought into the US fleet in 2013 when it was renamed.

Regular caller YM Evolution successfully wove its way through pleasure craft in the Narrows to reach Fairview Cove this afternoon.Sunny warm summer weather and a good breeze - a perfect recipe for sailing.

YM Evolution is one of four 4662 TEU ships on what is also ACL's AL1 transatlantic service with THE Alliance.

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