The Mediterranean Shipping Co, MSC's, Indus 2 weekly service is on its sixth "new to Halifax" ship as it works its way through a rotation of eight or maybe nine ships for the first time. Today, November 16, it was a charter vessel Navios Unite arriving at PSA Halifax.
Built in 2006 as YM Unity by Hyundai Ulsan, it is a 90,389 gt, 101,411 dwt ship with a capacity of 8208 TEU including 700 reefers.It took its present name in 2018.
The ship is owned by the sufficiently opaque Xiang L47 HK International and managed by Navios Ship Management. The latter is a privately owned spin off from Navios Maritime Holdings Inc, a Piraeus based, publicly listed ship owner and operator, mostly in tankers and drybulk. Navios Maritime chair and CEO Angeliki Frangou seems to own the ship management operation personally, through a holding company. Even so the ship carries the Navios "N" funnel mark.
Although MSC has been on a buying spree lately, it still requires ships from outside its own fleet, so this may be a short term charter to meet demand.