PSA Halifax, operators of the South End container terminal, have been busy the last few days. In the four days from Saturday October 30 up to today, November 2, they have accommodated seven ships, and at times have been working three ships at once.
ZIM Yokohama arrived yesterday and is due to sail this afternoon. It occupies the southern most berth, pier 42. The 39,906 gt, 50,532 dwt ship dates from 2007 when it was built by Dalian New Shipbuilding in China. The 4250 TEU ship serves the joint ZIM ZCA and Hapag-Lloyd AL7 service from the Mediterranean.
With this morning's departures of the Lagarfoss (see yesterday's post) and Tropic Hope there was room at Pier 41 for CMA CGM Leo.
It is a 131,332 gt, 131,236 dwt ship with a capacity of 11,200 TEU. Built in 2010 by Hyundai, Ulsan, it is operating on the OCEAN, CMA CGM, COSCO, Evergreen, OOCL service from Asia. Another one of that service's ships, CMA CGM T. Jefferson, was here on Saturday, the normally scheduled day.
This ship has been hove to or drifting offshore for several days. Service delays are the norm these days as many ports are backed up and lines are omitting certain calls.