Tuesday, February 20, 2024

CMA CGM Osiris

 For the second day in a row an Ultra size (greater than 10,000 TEU capacity) container ship arrived in Halifax. Yesterday's (February 19) caller ONE Stork's 14,026 TEU capacity was exceeded today (February 20) by CMA CGM Osiris at 15,356 TEU.

As with yesterday the ship was escorted in by the required three tugs (two tethered aft) to PSA Halifax Atlantic Hub and used the western deep water channel.

 Also in common with yesterday's arrival the ship avoided the Red Sea / Suez route. Departing Colombo January 19 it passed Cape Town January 29. It did not steer directly for Halifax however, but instead proceeded to the hub port of Tanger Med and stopped there February 11-12.

Using the western channel left the eastern channel clear for the outbound HMCS Montreal.

The CMA CGM Osiris is a 154,995 gt, 155,979 dwt Zephyr class ship, built in 2021 by Shanghai Jiangnan Changxing. Its 15,356 TEU capacity includes 1800 reefer plugs. One interesting stat published by CMA CGM is that its capacity of containers loaded to 14 tonnes, is 9410.

This morning's sun angle was such that the ship was mostly back lit, but on its first arrival in Halifax April 29, 2023 the sun was slightly more co-operative for photography. 

Following its stay in Halifax the ship will follow the Ocean Alliance eoute to New York, Philadelphia, Norfolk, Savannah and Charleston before heading back to Asia.


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