Tuesday, December 4, 2018

more Maersk, more gypsum

Maersk Patras did show up today - between snow showers-looking quite splendid in its fresh paint.

Compare to pre-refit photo from April. Note also the lighter load for the Med Montreal Express, for which this may be the last Halifax call for a time.

For several previous references on this site- enter Maersak Patras in the Search bock to the left. 

National Gypsum continues to ship increased quantities of  the material, now averaging about one ship a week, although there have been up to two or three in recent weeks.

Today Algoma Integrity arrived to load. 

At the end of July Algoma applied for a coasting license to bring the ship into the Canadian trade running a tightly orchestrated series of runs to transport 525,000 tonnes of iron ore pellets from Port Cartier to Contrecoeur, QC and 150,000 tonnes of construction aggregates to Lower Cove, NL. No other Canadian flag ships were available at the time, and the Canadian Transportation Agency provided that determination to the Minister. However the license was never taken up and Algoma Integrity continues to run internationally.

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