Sunday, January 22, 2012


Hapag Lloyd containership OAKLAND EXPRESS spotted alongside the Fairview Cove terminal today 22nd January 2012. Also at the terminal was the Hapag-Lloyd charter vessel ITALY EXPRESS. Both ships are regular callers at the Port of Halifax. The former vessel serves on the PAX (Pacific/Atlantic Express run to Asia via Panama,while the latter provides service to North American, Atlantic Seaboard ports via the Med /Suez route to the Far East.
Oakland Express shown here photographed in 2008.
IMO: 9200811, MMSI: 239726000
Ship Type: Dry Cargo/Container - Hazard A (Major).
Previous name: Kuala Lumpur Express 1/08.
Built 2000 by Hyundai,Ulsan,S.Korea.
Route(s): PAX,Pacific Atlantic Express via Panama
Gross Tonnage:54,437 tons. DWT 67,145 tons
Container capacity:4,890 teu with 350 reefers.
LOA 294m Beam 32.2m Draught 13.5m
Machinery:Single shaft/diesel B&W model 7K98MC-C 40,400KW Service speed: 24 knots. Owner:Fanakos Maritime
Mngr:Costa Mare Shipping Company.
Flag: Greece. Call Sign:SYGS

ITALY EXPRESS depicted inbound at Halifax from a much warmer Summer vantage in the outer harbour.
IMO No:9306990
Built 2006 by Koyo Dockyard,Jpn.
Former Name: OOCL VANCOUVER (10)
Gross Tonnage:66,462 tons.DWT 66,800 tons
Overall length 278,90M, Beam:40,00M, Max draught :14,00M
Machinery:Single shaft diesel: B&W Model 10K98MC, @ 57,204 KWs=maximum speed 25 knots.
Container capacity: 5,888 TEU with 500 reefers.
Owner: Shoei Kisen
Manager: Hapag-Lloyd
Flag: Panama Call Sign:3EBG2

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