The longshore strike in Montreal is over but the "hangover" persist in Halifax where hundreds of containers bound for or from Montreal are piled up in both terminals, and hundreds more outside the terminals in a variety of parking areas.
Empty containers have been moved out of the PSA terminal to make room for Montreal traffic within the secure customs zone. Normally staff parking, the storage area is along a popular jogging route to Point Pleasant Park.
Ships that normally call in Montreal are still calling in Halifax too, some to land delayed cargo. Today two of those ships arrived.
MSC Brianna made its way through misty rain to PSA Halifax. It is a 4168 TEU vessel of 51,931 gt and 51,931 dwt. Built in 1996 by Daewoo, Okpo it has carried six previous names since delivered as OOCL Germany. The sequence of subsequent names is 98: APL Germany, 02: Germany, 02: Nedlloyd Caribbean, 03: Maersk Doha, 07: MSC Columbia, 13: MSC Brianna.
Cerescorp also had an arrival:
Quebec Express is a 42,382 gt, 51,000 dwt ship with a 4043 TEU capacity. It was built in 2006 by the China Shipbuilding Corp in Kaohsiung, Taiwan and has been anchored off Halifax for a week.
These ships appear to be fully load with cargo destined for Montreal. After discharging, they will also pick up cargo from Montreal that has arrived or is still in transit by truck and by rail.