Operating for the 15 ship strong Transpetrol fleet, the ship was built in 2006 by STX Shipbuilding Co of Jinhae South Korea and has typical MidRange tonnages of 30,032 gt, 46,101 dwt. Although no departure time has been scheduled at time of writing, it will not be in port long. Irving's Acadian is anchored off Halifax awaiting its turn at the berth.
When it was here last on June 14, I gave very little information on the container ship Gerhard Schulte.
I was also only able to get a "going away" photo. Today I was in time to get a view from a better angle.
The ship is obviously working for ACL as its deck is chock-a-block with ACL boxes.
The ship carries the Hong Kong flag for the anonymous owners Wealth Crown Ltd, but there is little doubt about the ships technical managers, Bernhard Schulte, the venerable German company that after 135 years in business now manages more than 160 container ships, 160 bulkers, 90 gas tankers and 190 chemical, product and oil tankers. The company also manages 40 offshore production and support vessels. from a
Commercial management is in the hands of Hanseatic Unity Chartering, a further example of the consolidation of German ship operators, which has 213 container ships in its stable from half a dozen German fleets.