Wednesday, June 29, 2011


OOCL OAKLAND appears on AIS alongside the Fairview Cove terminal today 29 June 2011. Since the fog prevails it seemed appropriate to post this shot of her just after clearing harbour at Pleasant Shoal bouy and leaving YVT scrambling for the camera as she was enveloped again by the fog bank I was groping my way inbound through on 2nd August 2009.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011


Containership ITALY EXPRESS inbound for the Fairview Cove terminal late afternoon on 26th June 2011.Former OOCL VANCOUVER (2010).Built 2006 by Koyo Dkyd.,Jpn. GRT 66,462.Capacity: 5,888 teu.LOA 280 B 40 Dr 10.6(m). Reg: Panama C/S:3EBG2
ACL's big Ro-Ro/Container vessel ATLANTIC CONVEYOR outbound at the Narrows bridge on afternoon of 26th June 2011.Built in 1985 by Swan Hunter,Wallsend,G.B. and lengthened in 1987. LOA 292 B 32.3 GRT 58,438. Capacity; 3,100teu. Ramp: 420 M tons. Flag:Sweeden
Containership HOECHST EXPRESS outbound from Fairview Cove terminal ,PM 26th June 2011.Built 1991 by Samsung Heavy Industries,S.Korea. GRT 53,833 tons.LOA 294 B 32.2 Dr 13.5 (M). Capacity:4,639 teu with 452 reefers.O/M: Hapag-Lloyd AG,Hamburg,Germany.Flag:Germany C/S:DHER

Saturday, June 25, 2011


Anchors aweigh,as AFL NEW ENGLAND gets away from Anchorage No 9 in the Bedford Basin,Halifax on June 24th 2011.
Outbound from the Bedford Basin,but not going far. AFL NEW ENGLAND underway for Pier 25 Halifax,on June 24th 2011. She has been languishing for a spell in the Basin since arrival (See earlier post.) awaiting her first orders for cargo for the Boston States on the newly established feeder service between Halifax and New England (Boston and Portland).

Monday, June 20, 2011


The "Last Corvette: HMCS SACKVILLE moved to her Summer berth at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic this past week. One of the most popular attractions on the Halifax waterfront,Sackville is the last WW2 Flower Class Corvette extant. Photographed by my English friend Richard on a wet dreary June morning last week.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Bedford Basin Activity June 17th 2011

Evening of 17th June sees Hapag-Lloyd's PAX Service containership KOBE EXPRESS inbound for the Fairview Cove terminal with the OOCL KAOHSIUNG in the West berth at the Ceres terminal. Both vessels are regular callers at Halifax. The OOCL vessel serves on the Far East/North American service via Suez.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011


American Feeder Line's newly aquired vessel AFL NEW ENGLAND anchored in the Bedford Basin on a rainy June 14th evening.
American Feeder Lines announced a new Express Service between New England and Halifax with chartered 700teu vessel "AFL New England" arriving at Halifax on June 14th 2011. The servive will provide a cotainer link to the Port of Halifax between Boston,Mass. and Portland,Maine thus giving New England access to the 17 major lines currently calling at Halifax.

Monday, June 13, 2011


OOCL ANTWERP at Fairview Cove on June 12th 2011.
MAERSK PENANG departing Halterm on June 11th 2011.
LONDON EXPRESS outbound in the Narrows on June 11th 2011.
LONDON EXPRESS outbound in the Narrows on June 11th 2011.
LUDWIGSHAFEN EXPRESS outbound in the Approaches,Halifax on June 11th 2011.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Bulk Gypsum Activity at Halifax

CSL ATLAS anchored off Rockingham on June 9th 2011.
Barkald alongside at National Gypsum,Bedford Basin (File Photo 2007) and below,Alice Oldendorff outbound at Halifax this past September.Recent activity at the National Gypsum dock this week has seen three bulkcarriers calling at the facility in the Bedford Basin. First of the trio was BARKALD which had for some time been at the Ocean Terminals piers undergoing maintenance.Second caller was another regular,ALICE OLDENDORFF alongside on June 9th. And,the third was also a regular port visitor CSL ATLAS alongside the Wright's Cove dock on the 10th.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011


OCEANEX SANDERLING spotted at Halterm today 7th June 2011. File photo depicts here here at Eastern Passage last August 12th (10).A regular caller at Halifax on her runs to and fro to Nfld.
Built by Sasebo Heavy Industries Ltd,Sasebo,Japan in 1977.
Type: Ro-Ro Cargo vessel.
LOA 193.5 Beam 27.1 Dr 9.1(m).
GRT 21,849 tons
Machinery Twin Kawasaki 9 cylinder diesesl total power 18,890KWs.Single shaft with controllable pitch prop. Speed 20.6 knots.
Manager: V Ships Canada,Montreal.
Flag: Canada
Call Sign:VOLG


Containership OOCL KAOHSIUNG called at Fairview Cove terminal on 5th June 2011.
Built by Koyo Dockyard,Japan in 2006. IMO No: 9307009.
LOA 280m Beam 40.0m Draught 10.5m
Gross Tonnage:67,500 tons. DWT: 69,000 tons.
Capacity: 5,888 teu with 500 reefers.
Machinery: Single shaft diesel model B&W 10K98MC @ 57,240KWs = 25.0 knots.
Manager: OOCL,Hong Kong
Owner:Shoei Kisen,Japan
Flag:Hong Kong,China
Call Sign: VRBS7


Containership ZIM CALIFORNIA called at Halterm on June 5th 2011.File photo depicts her on a prior call last June 22nd.
Built by Hyundai H.I.Ltd,Ulsan,S.Korea in 2002. IMO No: 9231793
Gross Tonnage: 53,453 tons. DWT: 66,685 tons.
LOA 294 LPP 283 B 32.2 Dpth: 21.8 Dr 13.5 (M).
Manager: ZIM Integrated Shipping.
Owner: Offer Bros. Grp.
Flag: Isreal Port: Haifa
Call Sign:4XFY


Hapag-Lloyd's containership ANTWERPEN EXPRESS made another scheduled call at the Fairview Cove terminal on 5th June 2011. Built by Hyundai,Ulsan,S.Korea in 2000.
IMO No: 9193288
Gross Tonnage: 54,437 t DWT: 67,145t
LOA 294 B 32.2 Dr 13.5 (M).
Capacity: 4,864 teu.
Machinery: Single shaft diesel model B&W 7K98MC-C @ 40,040KWs=24 knots.
Manager/Owner: Hapag-Llotd AG,Hamburg,Germany.
Flag: Germany Call Sign: DGAF