Friday, November 30, 2018

Delhi Highway - after the storm

Another series of powerful storms this week had the port virtually locked down off and on for two days. Many ships were delayed, especially auto carriers, that have been circling around at sea, waiting for their turns. Since Autoport can only handle one ship at a time, it will take some time catch up.

Today's arrival, Delhi Highway was due on Tuesday November 27, but pilotage services were suspended for periods that day and Wednesday. An attempt was made to board a pilot yesterday but was apparently scrubbed and the ship returned to sea.

Delhi Highway came up west of George's Island to give Oceanex Sanderling room to move from Autoport to Halterm.

All seems to have gone well this morning, and the ship had to make a slow entrance to allow Oceanex Sanderling to clear the Autoport berth. As soon as Delhi Highway sails the MSC Immacolata will be inbound. It has also been standing off Halifax for a day or more.

Delhi Highway dates from 2011 when it was built by Shin Kurushima, Toyohashi. The 58,997 grt, 18,891 dwt ship has a capacity of 6,120 cars.


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