Monday, March 16, 2020

Business As Usual - so far

Commercial activity in the harbour seems to be going on as usual for the time being. With growing restrictions on optional travel, so far at least, business activity is still unrestricted.

Irving Oil completed the unloading of the tanker Elka Glory and the ship sailed for Amsterdam  this afternoon.

Operated by European Product Carriers Ltd, the 27,612 grt, 44,598 dwt ship has called here previously. It was built by Brodosplit in Split, Croatia in 2003.

While it was outbound the bulker Rila was inbound from Belledune, NB in ballast.

Owned by Navigation Maritime Bulgare (NAVIBULGAR) until 2008 the State shipping company of Bulgaria, it sails under the Maltese flag. Built by Jiangsu Hongqiang HI in Qidong in 2017, it is a 27,781 grt, 41,536 dwt vessel carrying four 30 tonne cranes.

The ship tied up at pier 28, likely for bunkers.

Later in the afternoon the autocarrier Green Bay moved from Autoport to pier 31 to unload some wheeled machinery.

The ship was built in 20007 by Toyohashi SB as Grand Winner, but renamed on delivery. With a capacity of 6400 CEU, its tonnages are registered as 59,250 grt, 18,312 dwt. It is one of four US flag car carriers operated by Waterman (part of Seacor). Because it was not built in the US it does not qualify for domestic trade under the Jones Act, however it does receive preference for US government cargoes including military.


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