Friday, March 8, 2024

Contship Pep, ZIM feeder

 One of the feeder ships used by ZIM's CGX service to New York and Jamaica, the Contship Pep has been calling in Halifax since late 2023, but had been arriving and sailing in the dark, thus eluding my lens. Today (March 8) however it arrived in full daylight and made its way in to Fairview Cove accompanied by the tug Atlantic Willow.

The ship was built in 2006 by the Yangfan Group's Zhoushan shipyard. A 9981 gt, 11,834 dwt ship, it has a capacity of 966 TEU and carries a pair of 45 tonne SWL cranes.

Originally named Pauline it became Vega Carina in 2013 and Vega Hercules in 2016 and Contship Pep in 2022. Contships Management Inc, based in Athens, operates 47 feeder ships of 900 to 1500 TEU capacity. It is an operating arm of the Pateras family. (See March 1 post).


No comments:

Post a Comment