Monday, January 27, 2020

Basin Watch and new for MOL

The shipping alliance conveniently called THE Alliance, consists of HAPAG-Lloyd, Yang Ming and Ocean Network Express (ONE). The latter is the combine formed by the merger of the Japanese container lines NYK, K-Line and MOL. As with most of these alliances, the various members provide ships according to some sort of  complex formula. THE Alliance, for example has more than 425 ships to call upon to serve the various routes it maintains.

Recently THE Alliance has started to use MOL "M" class ships, and today's arrival of MOL Maneuver is the second of those.

The ship was built by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Kobe, in 2011 and carries 6724 TEU (including 500 reefers) with measurements of 78,316 grt and 79,423 dwt.

Mine were not the only set of eyes keeping watch on Bedford Basin activity this afternoon when MOL Maneuver sailed.

A bald eagle perched in a tree in Africville Park kept a wary eye on me too, but we stayed well out of each other's way.

Also out in the Basin is the tanker Navigare Pars in from Baton Rouge, and likely destined for Imperial Oil. 

Built as Miseno in 2012 by STX Offshore in Jinhae, South Korea, it is a 29,840 gt, 51,034 dwt product tanker.  It acquired its present name in 2017, and now flies the Danish flag, and is enrolled in their International register.


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