Wednesday, February 17, 2021

MOL Glide - first timer REVISED: second time

 A new to Halifax ship arrived early this morning at Cerescorp, Fairview Cove. REVISION: MOL Glide arrived in Halifax for the second time. See previous post:

MOL Glide is operating on THE Alliance's Atlantic Loop 1 service. The 59,307 gt, 71,339 dwt ship has a capacity of 5100 TEU. It was built in 2011 by Hyundai Samho apparently for German investors, and is managed by Hanseatic Unity Chartering.

The ship passed Halifax on February 9, on the westbound leg of its transatlantic trip, (it was not scheduled to stop.)

The Atlantic Loop 1 (AL1) service operates from Rotterdam, Hamburg, London Gateway, Norfolk, Philadelphia, New York, Halifax. In January it was announced that this service will be cancelled in the second quarter of 2021 and the Halifax port call will be added to the AL5 (also known as the EC5) service on both east and west bound legs.

I foresee a lot of unpredictability in that Loop 5 service since it runs from Europe all the way to Vancouver, BC via Panama, with calls at all the backlogged US west coast ports. Other lines with more short haul transatlantic runs, such as MSC, are likely to pick up the slack.

THE Alliance is operated by HAPAG-Lloyd, Ocean Network Express (ONE), Yang Ming and Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM).


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