It was very quiet at PSA Halifax until late in the day - unusual for a Saturday. The Maersk / CMA CGM North Atlantic service ship Maersk Patras, which would normally have called outbound from Montreal skipped Halifax this week and headed directly for Bremerhaven. Maersk Line previously announced several service changes, bypassing certain ports citing extreme winter weather conditions. (This is the third week in a row with no call in Halifax.)
The CMA CGM Columbus Loop service would also normally have had a ship in port today too, but there was nothing nearby, so perhaps the voyage was blanked. This has also happened with several lines this winter, for a variety of factors including Chinese New Year, lack of available containers in Asia and congestion at several US ports.
The one ship that did arrive at PSA Halifax was MSC Donata en route from Liverpool, UK to Montreal, here to lighter off some cargo to meet St.Lawrence River draft restrictions.