Sunday, November 13, 2022

Containers on the move

 Both container terminnls were working today, Sunday, November 13 and there was one ship waiting. Unlike yesterday's high winds and driving rain, it was mostly sunny and calm.

The South End Terminal, PSA's Atlantic Hub, was working another Ultra size ship the CMA CGM Jules Verne.


The 176,435 gt, 196,470 dwt ship dates from 2013 when it was delivered by Daewoo Shipbuilding + Marine Engineering Co Ltd in Okpo. The ship measures 396 m (1299.21 feet) long and has a capacity of 16,020 TEU. 

As mentioned in a previous post the Maersk Idaho returned to port yesterday, November 12, after idling offshore for two days, and anchored in Bedford Basin. Perhaps the move was made to avoid the high winds and steep seas accompanying the remnant of the late season post tropical storm (former hurricane) Nicole which was  passing over.


As per my previous post there is some mystery associated with this particular ship as it shows no sign of working cargo or moving on to another port. Cargo owners must be frustrated if they are waiting for goods. Although the ship has lots of boxes on deck, its draft marks indicate that it is lightly loaded.

At PSA Fairview Cove it was MOL Maestro on THE Alliance's EC5 route from Vietnam, Singapore, Sri Lanka via Suez to Halifax and on to New York.

Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) is one of the lines (with NYK and K-Line) that founded Ocean Network Express. However their ships retain the MOL standard blue hull and orange funnel. It seems that it is mostly new ships built for ONE that are painted in the unique magenta hull colour. 

MOL Maestro was built by Mitsubishi Heavy Industry Ltd in Kobe in 2010. It is a 78,316 gt, 79,423 dwt ship with a capacity of 6724 TEU including 500 reefers.



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