Monday, February 11, 2019

Artemis for Melfi

A sunny but blustery and cold day greeted Artemis this morning as it arrived for Mefli Lines. This is only the ship's second visit to Halifax, but is the third voyage for Melfi.  The usual port rotation for the line is Genoa, Barcelona, Valencia, Lisbon, Halifax, Mariel (Cuba). At this time of year they allow about ten days for the transatlantic crossing, to maintain a 12 day interval between calls in Halifax.

Not visible in my December photo, the ship has a turtleshell up forward that protects the foredeck from waves, and in this case also from freezing spray and ice buildup.

The picture posted in December on the ship's first visit.

The 26,358 gt, 34,439 dwt ship has a 2546 TEU capacity. Built by Jiangsu Yangzijiang Shipyard, in Jiangyin, China in 2008 it has carried the names 08: TS Korea, 08: Artemis, and 17: Independent Venture. Renamed Artemis in October 2018, it is under the management of Peter Doehle.


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