Monday, October 12, 2020

Making a Dent

 Despite being the (Canadian) Thanksgiving holiday the container ship Glasgow Express was busy loading at Cerescorp Fairview Cove today.

The ship arrived from Montreal early this morning, carrying no cargo - (look at the amount of hull showing!) and began to load "stranded cargo" left over from last month's longshore strike in Montreal.

It is hard to understand why there is still cargo in Halifax left over - surely there was railroad capacity for the boxes. Maybe CN wanted to be paid extra?

Glasgow Express is more or less typical of the type of ships on the St.Lawrence routes, which are restricted in size. It was built in 2002 by Daewoo SB+ME, Okpo as Contship Borealis. It was renamed CP Borealis in 2005 and Maersk Dayton in 2006. It became Glasgow Express in 2007. The ship measures in at 46,009 gt, 54,2220 dwt with a capacity of 4115 TEU, including 300 reefers.

As reported yesterday, the ship will return to Montreal, sailing early tomorrow morning.


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