Friday, June 28, 2013

BOSTON EXPRESS at Fairview Cove

Hapag-Lloyd's containership BOSTON EXPRESS (ex ESSEN EXPRESS) alongside at Fairview Cove,Bedford Basin,Halifax on 21 June 2013. A newbuild ESSEN EXPRESS is in the pipeline and due to arrive in Rotterdam on 29th June. The new ship at 141,700 tons gross will not call at Halifax as it is scheduled for the Far East-North Europe route via Suez.
IMO No 9036909.
Built by Samsung Shipbuilding & Heavy Industies,S.Korea in 1993.
L 294 B 32.3 Draught 13.5
GRT 53,815 tons
Capacity: 4,639teu
Service speed 23 knots
Call Sign: DHEE

Wednesday, June 26, 2013


First time call at the Port of Halifax,APL CYPRINE alongside at the Fairview Cove terminal early on 25th June 2013.
Build 1997
Yard:Samsung Shipbuilding & Heavy Industries
Goeje, South Korea
IMO no 9139725
Gross Tonnage 65,475 tons.
DWT 63,693 tons.
LOA 275m Beam 40m Dr 11.3m
Class society: American Bureau Of Shipping
Owner: Wilmington Trust,Wilmington De, U.S.A.
Manager: Apl Maritime,Bethesda Md, U.S.A.
Flag: USA
Home port: Oakland California
Call Sign: WDE8293

Friday, June 14, 2013


Products tanker ALSTERSTERN anchored in the Bedford Basin,Halifax on 13th June 2013.
IMO 9053220
Yard:MTW Shiffswerft GMBH,Wismar.Grmny.
Owner/Mngr.:Coastal Shipping Ltd,St.Johns,Newfoundland.
GRT 11,426 t, NT 5,612 t, DWT 17,080 tons.
LOA 161m.LPP 154m ,Beam 23m Depth 11.7m Draught 8.6m.
Machinery: Single shaft diesel,mod. MAN7L48/60 @ 6,600 KWs= 14.0 knots.
Flag: Canada
Call Sign: XJAZ