Friday, July 28, 2023

Contship Art - for ZIM and Tarifa for WWO


ZIM's CFX service - a weekly Caribbean feeder line from Halifax to Kingston, Jamaica via New York, has been opearting since April 2018 using short term charters.

Today (July 28) saw the arrival of Contship Art for the first time, with this name.

 The ship was built by Jangsu Yangzijiang Shipyard in Jiangyin in 2014 as Taipei Trader. It was renamed Cap Avatele on delivery and renamed Taipei Trader in 2016. It is a 9932 gt, 13,063 dwt vessel with a capacity of 1102 TEU including 220 reefers and carries two 45 tonne SWL cranes. As Taiepi Trader it called in Halifax for the CFX service in 2020 -2021. It was renamed Contship Art in 2022.

It replaces Warnow Master which took up the service in May of this year. Contship Art will join  Contship Leo which has been on the service since October 2011.


Wallenius Wilhelmsen Ocean operates a regular North Europe / North America service delivering automobiles and other RoRo cargo. The automobiles are handled at Autoport, and most of the RoRo at Richmond Terminals, Pier 9C. As usual today (July 27) the RoRo brought in by the Tarifa consisted of mostly construction, agriculture and forestry machinery with some miscellaneous objects such as small boats and crates.


Built in 2007 by Stocznia Grynia in Poland, the ship was launched as Tarifa but renamed Morning Charisma on delivery for EUKOR, but was soon renamed Tarifa. The 57,692 gt, 21,120 dwt ship has a capacity of 6400 RT43 cars.

An amazing quantity of RoRo cargo form previous ships has been cleared from the Pier 9C area in the past few days, but the space was soon filled up again today. (The photo above was taken early in the morning.)

The heavy lift ship Pijlgracht (see previous post - updated)  moved out to anchor in Bedford Basin last evening to make way for the Tarifa and is expected to move back alongside again.



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