There was activity at both Imperial Oil and Irving Oil's marine terminals yesterday and today (August 30 and 31).
When Irving Oil's East Coast sailed after a brief stay in port (see August 29 post) its place was taken up later in the day by the Glenda Melissa arriving from Amsterdam.
Hyundai Mipo of Ulsan built the ship in 2011, one of the seemingly endless stream of product tankers - this one at 29,130 gt, 47,203 dwt. Glenda International Shipping DAC was 50% owned by d'Amico Tankers DAC. [DAC or Designated Activity Corporation, is limited liability company created under Irish law.] In August 2022 d'Amico acquired the other 50% ownership in Glenda from Topley Corp (part of Glencore). The intention then was to add the four Glenda tankers to d'Amico's fleet of 35 product tankers. [Glenda is a portmanteau for GLENcore and DAmico.]
The ship is now owned and managed by d'Amico Tankers DAC but is still wearing the Glenda "G" in the funnel and still has the Glenda name. It is likely that Glenda will be wound up at some point.
Today, August 31, the tanker Rita M is due to sail from Imperial Oil. When it does its place at Number 3 dock will be taken by the Midnight Glory which arrived from Houston on August 29 [see previous post.]
While at anchor the Midnight Glory has had a backdrop of cruise ships - today it is the Liberty of the Seas. With a capacity of 3,798 passengers (double occupancy) and 4,960 maximum, it is one of the larger cruise ships to call in Halifax, It was built in 2007 by Aker Turku, and is recorded at 155,889 gt.