Saturday, June 8, 2019


Both container [pier worked two container ships today and CN Rail began to set up a display near the waterfront.

Halterm welcomed CMA CGM Elbe a 95,263 gt, 112,500 dwt ship with a stated capacity of 9365 TEU including 1458 reefers. The ship was built in 2014 by Dalian Shipbuilding Industry in China.

With a capacity similar to some of the more conventional looking CMA CGM ships, it appears much larger due to the split superstructure favoured by many of the very large 10,000 TEU plus ships.

Halterm also had the regular weekly Maersk/CMA CGM ship. Despite no call last week form sister ship Maersk Patras, today's caller Maersk Penanag appeared lightly loaded on departure.

It did however appear to have lots of empties on its after deck.

At Cerescorp MOL Partner was back (lots of pictures of it in previous posts), and a ship I had not photographed before.

Granville Bridge was built in 2006 by Hyundai, Ulsan and measures 68,570 gt and 71,326 dwt, with and can carry 5624 TEU, including 600 reefers.

The ship is still wearing the "legacy" colours of K-line. After that line, MOL and NYK merged container ship operations into Ocean Network Express (ONE) more and more of the magenta coloured containers are showing up. For now at least, only new ships are being painted in that colour.

On shore CN Rail brought in a variety of shapes, sizes and colours of its intermodal containers to the parking lot opposite pier 23. They will be assembled as part of a 100th anniversary celebration.


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