The Mediterranean Shipping Company's MSC Leigh has been a some time caller in Halifax since 2020 on the CANEX 2 service to the St.Lawrence River. The ship called initially for Canadian Food Inpsection Agency invasive species clearance. It then called to lighten off or top up cargo to ocean draft. It was the subject of several posts on this blog: March 21, 2020, November 30 and December 12, 2021, February 9 and 19, 2022.
It was in port again today, but on a different route. It has now been assigned to the Turkey and Greece to North American east coast service. It departed Piraeus, Greece on December 10 and stopped in Naples December 14, Valencia, Spain, December 17 and Sines, Portugal, December 19.
Launched by Daewoo Mangalia, Romania in 2006 as Buxtine for NSB Niederelbe, the ship was delivered as MSC Leigh. The 50,963 gt, 63,410 dwt ship has a capacity of 4884 TEU including 560 reefers.
The ship sailed for Boston later this afternoon.