Thursday, June 18, 2020

Trading Closer to home

ZIM Integrated Shipping Services Ltd operates two services to Halifax. One involves biggish ships on world wide service, the other uses "feeder" size ships running weekly from New York and Kingston, Jamaica. The latter, called the CFX (Canada Florida Express) or Intra America Caribbean service uses a pair of sister ships, Taipei Trader and Tampa Trader . They have only been on the service for a short time, and today was my first chance to see the Tampa Trader since its first arrival May 21.

Tampa Trader sails this evening with several (white) reefers, and a few tank containers-maybe for Jamaican rum.

Tampa Trader was built in 2016 by Jiangsu New Yangzi Shipbuilding, Jingjiang and measures 9932 gt, 13,061 dwt with a capacity of 1102 TEU. The ship has 220 reefer plugs and two 45 tonne cranes. Registered in Singapore to Hai Kuo Shipping 1405 Ltd, it is managed by Lomar Shipping Ltd and carries the Lomar funnel - a stylized Greek "L" (Lambda).

Sister ship Taipei Trader was the subject of my post in May:


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