Glorious Leader inbound close to the Halifax shore.
Glorious Leader took a long swing around to the west and north of George's Island to give the outbound ship lots of room. This gave opportunity for a fairly close up look at the ship, despite the long shadows from buildings on the Halifax shore.
The ship began its turn just off the Svitzer Canada / pilot dock.
Glorious Leader has made several trips to Halifax, the most recent just a month ago. It is owned by Ray Car Carriers, but is on charter to NYK Line, the largest autocarrier fleet in the world, now numbering 120 ships - some owned, some chartered.
Built in 2007 by Stocznia Gdynia in Poland, the 57,692 gt, 20,999 dwt ship has a capacity of 6700 CEU, but can also carry other wheeled cargo.
I have always been curious about the name, since it was a term of sarcastic disrespect in my experience, and nowadays seems to apply specifically to the ruler of North Korea. Why the name was chosen for this ship is a mystery.