There was the rare sight of a ZIM ship in Bedford Basin today. The ship went out to anchor Friday evening from its normal berth at PSA Halifax. It returned to PSA this afternoon (December 12), but tied up at Pier 36-37 where it will not be able to work cargo, since that pier has no crane.
It is understood that the ship was detained by Ship Safety until repairs could be made. It was later cleared to sail at 2300 hrs.
The 41,482 gt, 50,689 dwt ship was built in 2006 by the Dalian New Shipbuilding Co in China, and has a capacity of 4250 TEU. The ship flies the Israeli flag and sails on the ZIM Atlantic service.