Halifax harbour played host to three ships today that show the contrast in sizes of vessels that the port can handle.
Aristomenis is a 9954 TEU ship, built in 2011 by Samsung Shipbuilding and Heavy Industries Co Ltd in Koje. At 113,515 gt, 118,712 dwt , it is far from the largest container ship to call in Halifax, but it is too large to reach the Cerescorp terminal at Fairview Cove. The shipping line THE Alliance therefore arranged for the ship to berth at the PSA Halifax terminal instead. The normally competing terminal is unencumbered by bridge clearances or other restrictions and has handled ships in excess of 175,000 gt and 16,000 TEU capacity.