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port OF HALIFAX MAGAZINE

Bigger, greener, faster With a new generation of vessels, ACL and the Grimaldi Group have a bigger presence in the Port of Halifax

CHARTING A NEW COURSE Atlantic Pilotage Authority prepares to meet the needs of the world’s biggest ships


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Table of Contents

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Portside Notes

OF HALIFAX MAGAZINE

The latest on cargo and ship movements, key stakeholders, and new development­­s New in Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Steering the digital ship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 On track for greener shipping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Shipbuilding partners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

First Call

For more information on the Port of Halifax and its stakeholders, please contact:

All-time high THE PORT OF HALIFAX BROKE MANY RECORDS IN 2017 AND IS POISED FOR MORE GROWTH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Port of Halifax magazine is distributed free to maritime, industrial, and transportation stakeholders around the world. Metro Guide Publishing produces Port of Halifax magazine independently. For permission to reproduce original material, editorial inquiries, advertising, or subscription information, contact the publisher. While every effort is made to ensure factual accuracy, Metro Guide Publishing and its partners and stakeholders cannot be held responsible for errors or omissions.

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Carrier Spotlight Bigger, greener, faster WITH A NEW GENERATION OF VESSELS, THE GRIMALDI GROUP BUILDS ON ITS LONG HISTORY IN THE PORT OF HALIFAX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Sailing Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Feature

Halifax Port Authority, Business Development & Operations P.O. Box 336 Ocean Terminals, 1215 Marginal Road Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 2P6 Canada Tel: 902-426-2620 • Fax: 902-426-7335 Email: info@portofhalifax.ca Website: portofhalifax.ca or Halifax Shipping Association P.O. Box 1146, Station M Halifax, NS  B3J 2X1 Email: info@hfxshippingassn.com Website: halifaxshippingassociation.com

Printed in Canada Copyright © Spring 2018 Port of Halifax Magazine Produced by Metro Guide Publishing

Publisher Senior Editor Production Coordinators Art Director Printing

Charting a new course

Patty Baxter Trevor J. Adams Kelsey Berg, Emma Brennan Mike Cugno Advocate Printing & Publishing

THE ATLANTIC PILOTAGE AUTHORITY AND ATLANTIC TOWING MEET THE DEMANDS OF THE WORLD’S LARGEST VESSELS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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With a new generation of vessels, ACL and the Grimaldi Group have a bigger presence in the Port of Halifax. Photo: Submitted

INSET:

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PORTSIDE NOTES

New in Port

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MV Asterix arrived in Halifax on

December 27. The former commercial container ship has been converted to serve as the interim Auxiliary Oiler Replenishment for the Royal Canadian Navy. Asterix sails with a mixed crew of civilian mariners and navy sailors, providing capabilities such as at-sea oiler replenishment, aviation support, space for medical support, and humanitarian assistance/disaster relief. Q

Steering the digital ship digital officer. Liav Geffen moves into the new position, part of ZIM’s customer-service team. Geffen heads ZIM’s strategy to become a digital leader in the shipping industry. He holds a law degree and MBA. Over the last eight years he was vice-president of marketing of Harel Group. Geffen has a proven track record of leading digital transformations and fostering the use of data, analytics, and digital engagement with customers. “The new Digital Unit in ZIM will drive the digital transformation the company has already embarked upon,” says ZIM president and CEO Eli Glickman. “We intend to foster innovation and technology across the board, impacting every aspect of our operations. Our vision is to combine top-notch technological solutions with a personal and dedicated service to our customers.” Q

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BY TREVOR J. ADAMS

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On track for greener shipping CN, which links the Port of Halifax

to key North American markets via rail, has been feted for its work to manage environmental issues, earning a position on the Supplier A List from CDP, the non-profit global environmental disclosure platform. A hundred companies appear on the A List, which has been produced at the request of 99 CDP supply-chain purchasing member organizations with a combined annual spend of over $3 trillion US. More than 4,800 companies submitted annual supply-chain disclosures to CDP in 2017 for independent assessment against its scoring methodology. About

2% of organizations participating in CDP’s supply-chain program make the list. “We are pleased to be recognized by the CDP for CN’s leadership on climate action in our customers’ supply chain,” said Luc Jobin, CN president and CEO. “Shipping by rail reduces greenhouse gas emissions by approximately 75% versus truck. CN works with our customers to offer the environmental benefits of rail, providing solutions to reduce their transportation supply chain emissions, while playing our role as a backbone of the economy.” The Supplier A List comes with a report revealing that awareness of climate change-related risks and opportunities is

increasing across the supply chain. Some 76% of suppliers responding to CDP have identified inherent climate change risks to their business and 52% report that they have integrated climate change into their business strategies. “We congratulate the 100 companies recognized on the CDP Supplier A List 2018 that are leading the way to our low-carbon and water-secure future,” says Paul Simpson, CDP’s CEO. “Environmental action has never been more vital, nor urgent, and companies have a crucial role to play... These leaders are getting well ahead of the curve and positioning themselves to capitalize on the opportunities that await. Q

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ARTIST’S RENDERING OF THE ARCTIC AND OFFSHORE PATROL SHIPS THAT IRVING SHIPBUILDING IS CONSTRUCTING FOR THE ROYAL CANADIAN NAVY.

Shipbuilding partners Irving Shipbuilding Inc. has awarded

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third-generation Nova Scotia boat builder Rosborough Boats a $7.3-million contract to provide Multi-Role Rescue Boats for the Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS).

Rosborough Boats will construct two of its Rough Water 8.5-metre Rigid Hull Inflatable Boats (RHIB) for each of the six AOPS vessels being constructed at Irving Shipbuilding’s Halifax Shipyard, according to a press release from Irving.

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The Canadian navy plans to use the adaptable boats in all conditions where it operates the AOPS vessels, including the Arctic. When deployed, the RHIB’s primary roles will be fast-rescue boat, marshalling and towing lifeboats, and deploying and supporting boarding parties. The AOPS vessels are the first ships to be built under Irving Shipbuilding’s National Shipbuilding Strategy combat vessels package. Irving Shipbuilding has committed over $1.3 billion in spending to more than 300 Canadian organizations as part of the strategy. This includes over $580 million in contracts to companies in Nova Scotia. The Conference Board of Canada estimates this spending will support 9,500 full time equivalent person years of employment, and generate $460 million in income, $200 million in taxes, and $340 million in consumer spending in Nova Scotia. Rosborough Boats is a Canadian owned small business with over 60 years of experience. The third-generation familyowned company based in Halifax currently has 12 full-time employees. The company plans to create two new positions to support this work.

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PORTSIDE NOTES


The contract also supports work for another family-owned Nova Scotian small business: AF Theriault & Son Ltd. in Meteghan River. It will build Rosborough Boats’ composite hulls and components, employing 15 people on this project. “Our contract with Rosborough Boats brings together two multi-generational family-owned shipbuilders that are growing, modernizing and having a significant economic impact in Nova Scotia and across Canada,” says Kevin McCoy, president of Irving Shipbuilding. Heaton Rosborough, president of Rosborough Boats, agrees. “Rosborough will capitalize on this successful relationship to further market our line of vessels to other programs in the Royal Canadian Navy as well as navies and coast guards around the world.” Q

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FIRST CALL

All-time high THE PORT OF HALIFAX BROKE MANY RECORDS IN 2017 AND IS POISED FOR MORE GROWTH By Tom Peters 2017 was a record year for the Port

of Halifax. Containerized cargo volume hit an all-time high of 559,242 TEU, up 16% over 2016. The Port set its old record of 550,462 TEU in 2005. Halifax also set two new cruise records, welcoming 292,722 passengers over 173 calls. “Over the past few years, our terminal operators and critical partners, including the shipping lines, CN rail, the ILA workforce, tug operators and marine pilots, have done a tremendous job working together to increase cargo volumes through Halifax and the results of that coordinated effort are being realized,” says Halifax Port Authority president and CEO Karen Oldfield. Several factors have come together to drive cargo growth in Halifax. “The additional lane of the Suez Canal in 2015, the completed expansion of the Panama Canal in 2016, the raising of the Bayonne Bridge in New York, in 2017, and the formation of strategic shipping alliances have resulted in the deployment of ultra container-cargo vessels along East Coast North America trade routes,” Oldfield explains. “Halifax is the only East Coast 10

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Canadian port that can accommodate the ultras and the first of them, the Zim Antwerp, arrived in June.” Import and export container cargo were nearly identical in 2017 with 279,602 import TEU and 279,640 export TEU. Total container tonnage hit 4,638,822 tons in 2017, up from 4,054,051 tons in 2016. Portwide tonnage reached 8,902,348 tons in 2017 compared to 8,272,345 tons in 2016.  Kim Holtermand, CEO and managing director with Halterm Container Terminal Ltd., operator of the South End terminal, reports that Halterm’s container throughput in 2017 was up 33%. Calvin Whidden, president of Ceres Halifax, operator of the Fairview Cove terminal, says business at that facility was up 10% over 2016, which he described as a good year. Holtermand attributes Halterm’s success to its team, both staff and the ILA workforce. “They have met every challenge in 2017 with an open mind and some seriously hard work,” he says, “keeping each other safe and keeping our customers in touch with the opportunities that import, export and transshipment connections via Halterm offer.” 

He sees good prospects ahead, too. “[Halterm looks] forward to the year ahead, focusing immediately with our new equipment on container yard service and with a very clear understanding that we have to continue to earn our customer’s business vessel-by-vessel and with service to each rail car and truck,” Holtermand says. At Ceres, Whidden says strong volumes from ACL, which introduced new and larger vessels on its service, and from THE Alliance, have driven the increase. “The trend appears to be continuing,” he says. Halifax Port Authority spokesman Lane Farguson also points to a favourable Canadian dollar, the introduction of Tropical Shipping Line, which started calling Halterm in early 2017, and the expanding service of Eimskip, which started a weekly short-sea service between Halifax and New England. The Halifax Port Authority is in the midst of long-term planning, exploring upcoming needs and challenges to ensure growth continues. “We have been working closely with our industry partners to develop the necessary infrastructure that will allow ultra vessels to continue calling at Halifax,” Oldfield says.


WINTER STRATEGY Winter can interrupt supply chains and play havoc with cargo movement. To try to forestall delays, the Halifax Port Authority, Ceres Halifax Inc., CN Intermodal, Maintenance and Transportation, and Halterm Ltd. have implemented a plan to minimize seasonal impacts on service. Halifax Port Authority and each terminal operator have customized salt storage bins and increased salt on-hand to ensure rail tracks can be returned to service quickly and have secured more snow and ice removal equipment.

Halifax Port Authority, Ceres Halifax Inc., and Halterm Ltd. have spent over $100,000 in 2016 on infrastructure to raise terminal tracks, upgrade terminal gate and yard rail switches and install new drainage to prevent ice building-up. The group also adheres to several management processes such as joint communications involving the organizations’ management teams. There is joint daily monitoring of weather forecasts. Terminal operators, in consultation with unionized workers, have developed yard strategies for easier and more efficient plowing and snow removal. Q

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In 2017, Halifax welcomed more guests than ever, in a cruise season that ran from April to October. The cruise season got underway in April and ended in late October with 173 cruise calls bringing 292,722 guests to Halifax. Passenger numbers were up 23% and vessel calls increased 27%. “It was an incredible year for cruise in Halifax,” says Catherine McGrail, interim vice-president operations with Halifax Port Authority. “Nova Scotia is a great place to visit. People love coming here and we work hard with our partners to keep them coming back. The tourism operators and service providers deserve full recognition for the tremendous season and we are looking forward to working with them again next year.” McGrail says the Port also had a banner day on Oct. 3 when four vessels came into port. The ships were the Norwegian Dawn (2,300 passengers), Anthem of the Seas (4,180), Serenade of the Seas (2,140), and Mein Schiff 6 (2,500) for a record-setting total of 11,120 guests in one day. The economic impact of Halifax’s cruise industry continues to grow and is a major contributor to the economy of Halifax and Nova Scotia. According to a 2016 economic-impact study, Halifax’s cruise business has direct and indirect economic impact of some $123 million annually.

PHOTO: STEVE FARMER

CRUISE RECORD

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BIGGER, GREENER, FASTER WITH A NEW GENERATION OF VESSELS, THE GRIMALDI GROUP BUILDS ON ITS LONG HISTORY IN THE PORT OF HALIFAX By Tom Peters The Grimaldi Group has added

a third, new vessel to its ro/ro service between the Mediterranean and North America. Grande Halifax joins sister ships Grande New York and Grande Baltimora calling on Autoport in Eastern Passage. The Grimaldi Group has long been active in the Port of Halifax through its parent company of Atlantic Container Lines (ACL), which calls at the Fairview Cove Terminal operated by Ceres Halifax. ACL has been calling Halifax continuously since 1970. Grimaldi, based in Naples, Italy, is a multinational logistics group specializing in roll-on/roll-off vessels, car carriers,

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and ferries. It’s a dedicated supplier of integrated logistics services based on maritime transport to the world’s major vehicle manufacturers. The company began calling Autoport in 2015 with the vessel Grande Napoli after it signed a stevedore agreement with Halterm Container Terminal Ltd. It has since added the three new vessels. The Chinese shipyard of Jinling in Nanjing built the ships, including Grande Halifax, which is named for the Port. The vessels are pure car and truck carriers, each 200 metres long and 32 metres wide, with a gross tonnage of 63,000 and a cruising speed of 19 knots.

PATRICK WALDRON

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CARRIER SPOTLIGHT

GRANDE NEW YORK IS ONE OF THREE NEW GRIMALDI RO/RO CARRIERS CALLING ON HALIFAX.


The Italian-flagged vessel can carry 6,700 CEU (Car Equivalent Units) or alternatively 4,000 linear metres of rolling freight and 2,500 CEU. Grande Halifax is equipped with four hoistable decks, making it an extremely flexible vessel, able to transport any type of rolling cargo (cars, vans, trucks, tractors, buses, excavators, etc.) up to 5.2 metres high. In addition, for the access of freight into the vessel, Grande Halifax has a side ramp and a quarter stern ramp, allowing the loading of freight with a weight up to 150 tons. The configuration of the various decks and the system for the internal ramps minimizes the risk of damage during loading and unloading. Grande Halifax is fitted with an electronically-controlled (Man Diesel & Turbo) main engine and scrubbers to allow the vessel to comply with new emissions regulations. It’s also equipped with a ballast-water treatment unit, in anticipation of future international regulations. Grande Halifax will be deployed on the Mediterranean-North America weekly service operated by the Group, joining her sister vessels Grande Baltimora and Grande New York. “It is with pleasure that I offer my congratulations on the delivery of Grimaldi Group’s most recent pure truck and car carrier vessel, Grande Halifax, and I would like to emphasize how much I like the name,” says Karen Oldfield, Halifax Port Authority president and CEO. “We are all looking forward to seeing this new vessel in Halifax in the coming weeks.” CN, which owns Autoport, applauds Grimaldi’s moves. “We’ve had a very successful long-term supply chain collaboration with Grimaldi that has helped make Autoport one of the largest vehicle processing and transshipment facilities in North America,” says CN mediarelations senior manager Patrick Waldron. “We value their partnership as we work together to provide quality service and grow our business.” The addition of the three car carrying vessels is a continuation of the Grimaldi Group’s investment in new vessels and in the Port of Halifax.  In January 2016 the first of five new vessels in ACL’s modernized G4 fleet, Atlantic Star, started calling Halifax. Since then the remaining G4 ships, Atlantic Sail, Atlantic Sea, Atlantic Sky, and Atlantic Sun have joined the service through Halifax. ACL provides a portfolio of five weekly transatlantic sailings covering ports in Europe, the United States, and Canada. ACL’s main container ro/ro service calls weekly at Baltimore, Norfolk, New York, Halifax, Liverpool, Antwerp, and Hamburg. In addition to this service, ACL provides four additional pure container strings covering 15 ports in Europe and North America. These G4 vessels are bigger, greener, and more efficient than their predecessors with container capacity more than doubled at 3,800 TEU, plus 28,900 square metres of ro/ro space and a car capacity of over 1,300 vehicles. The ro/ro ramps are wider and shallower and the ro/ro decks are higher (up to 7.4 metres) with fewer columns, enabling much easier loading and discharge of oversized cargo. Emissions per TEU are reduced by 65%. “The added lift capacity provided by the G4s has significantly increased our cargo footprint over Halifax and helped open the door to serving larger volume shippers going forward,” says Fritz King, managing director, ACL Canada. “The unique design of our vessels initially piqued the interest of shippers and maritime enthusiasts alike and now with sufficient operational time in play, these ships have fully proven themselves,”

he adds. “With these new ships offering both container and roll on roll off capabilities, reliable port direct transit times, accessible customer service, and improved electronic data client interchange, we, at ACL, can look forward to continuing to meet our customers’ needs well into the future.” King explains that ACL’s on-time performance is better than the average target for its North Atlantic ‘A’ service. “Halifax is a doublecall for ACL, meaning that it’s our first port in and last port out in North America,” says King. The vessels call on Halifax twice weekly. “The first call is to discharge import cargo on Sundays and move it inland to Montreal, Toronto, and Chicago,” he adds. “Then, after a rotation in the U.S., the second call is to load export cargo destined for Europe at the end of the week.” By calling on Halifax, ACL offers its customers improved transit time. “The cargo arriving in North America gets into Halifax and moved out immediately,” says King. “And for North American customers using Halifax for export cargo, they have the extra time to prepare their cargo and also shorten their transit time to Europe.” ACL’s Canadian head office is located in Halifax as the Eastern Canadian port remains central to ACL’s marketing efforts. “Halifax has always been a reliable port for us in terms of service, labour, and all aspects of moving cargo through the port,” says King. Q

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SAILING SCHEDULE Line

Service

Ports Served (alphabetically)

Cargo Type

Frequency

Day

Terminal

Agent

Atlantic Container Line

ACL A Service

Antwerp (BE) - Gothenburg (SW) - Hamburg (GE) - Liverpool (UK)

cc-gc-tc-rr

Weekly

Mon-Ex / Sun-IM

Ceres

ACL

Atlantic Container Line

ACL AL1 Service

Antwerp (BE) - Bremerhaven (GE) London Gateway (UK)

cc-gc-tc-rr

Weekly

Sunday

Ceres

ACL

CMA CGM

CMA CGM SL1 Service

Antwerp (BE) - Bremerhaven (GE) - Rotterdam (NE)

cc-tc

Weekly

Saturday

Halterm

CMA CGM

Eimskip

Eimskip Green Line Service

Reykjavik (IC)

cc-tc

Weekly

Thursday

Halterm

Eimskip

Hapag-Lloyd

Hapag-Lloyd AL1 Service

Antwerp (BE) - Bremerhaven (GE) - London Gateway (UK)

cc-tc

Weekly

Sunday

Ceres

Hapag Lloyd

Hapag-Lloyd

Hapag-Lloyd ATA Service

Antwerp (BE) - Gothenburg (SW) - Hamburg (GE) - Liverpool (UK)

cc-gc-tc

Weekly

Mon-Ex / Sun-Im

Ceres

Hapag Lloyd

K-line

K Line AL1 Service

Antwerp (BE) - Bremerhaven (GE) - London Gateway (UK)

cc-tc

Weekly

Sunday

Ceres

K Line

Maersk

Maersk CAE Service

Antwerp (BE) - Bremerhaven (GE) - Rotterdam (NE)

cc-tc

Weekly

Saturday

Halterm

Maersk

Melfi Marine

Melfi Med-Canada Service

Lisbon (PT)

cc-gc-tc

13 Days

Thursday

Halterm

Melfi

MOL (Mitsui O.S.K Line)

MOL AL1 Service

Antwerp (BE) - Bremerhaven (GE) - London Gateway (UK)

cc-tc

Weekly

Sunday

Ceres

MOL

Nirint Shipping

Nirint ECCE Service

Bilbao (SP) - Rotterdam (NE)

cc-tc

15 days

Ocean

Nirint

NYK Line

NYK AL1 Service

Antwerp (BE) - Bremerhaven (GE) - London Gateway (UK)

cc-tc

Weekly

Sunday

Ceres

NYK

NYK Line

NYK AL8 Service

Antwerp (BE) - Gothenburg (SW) - Hamburg (GE) - Liverpool (UK)

cc-tc

Weekly

Monday

Ceres

NYK

Wallenius Willhelmsen

WW A Service

Antwerp (BE) - Gothenburg (SW) - Hamburg (GE) - Liverpool (UK)

cc

Weekly

Mon-Ex / Sun-IM

Ceres

Wallenius

Yang Ming

Yang Ming AL1 Service

Antwerp (BE) - Bremerhaven (GE) - London Gateway (UK)

cc-tc

Weekly

Sunday

Ceres

Yang Ming

Hapag-Lloyd

Hapag-Lloyd AL6 Service

Fos/Marseilles (FR) - Genoa (IT) - La Spezia (IT) - Livorno/Leghorn (IT) Salerno (IT)

cc-tc

Weekly

Friday

Ceres

Hapag-Lloyd

Hapag-Lloyd

Hapag-Lloyd AL7 Service

Algeciras (SP) - Barcelona (SP) - Tarragona (SP) - Valencia (SP)

cc-tc

Weekly

Wednesday

Halterm

Hapag-Lloyd

K-Line

K Line AL6 Service

Fos/Marseilles (FR) - Genoa (IT) - La Spezia (IT) - Livorno/Leghorn (IT) Salerno (IT)

cc-tc

Weekly

Friday

Ceres

K Line

K-Line

K Line AL7 Service

Algeciras (SP) - Barcelona (SP) - Tarragona (SP) - Valencia (SP)

cc-tc

Weekly

Wednesday

Halterm

K Line

Melfi Marine

Melfi Med-Canada Service

Algeciras (SP) - Barcelona (SP) - Genoa (IT) - Valencia (SP)

cc-gc-tc

13 days

Thursday

Halterm

Melfi

MOL (Mitsui O.S.K Line)

MOL AL6 Service

Fos/Marseilles (FR) - Genoa (IT) - La Spezia (IT) - Livorno/Leghorn (IT) Salerno (IT)

cc-tc

Weekly

Friday

Ceres

MOL

MOL (Mitsui O.S.K Line)

MOL AL7 Service

Algeciras (SP) - Barcelona (SP) - Tarragona (SP) - Valencia (SP)

cc-tc

Weekly

Wednesday

Halterm

MOL

NYK Line

NYK AL6 Service

Fos/Marseilles (FR) - Genoa (IT) - La Spezia (IT) - Livorno/Leghorn (IT) Salerno (IT)

cc-tc

Weekly

Friday

Ceres

NYK

NYK Line

NYK AL7 Service

Algeciras (SP) - Barcelona (SP) - Tarragona (SP) - Valencia (SP)

cc-tc

Weekly

Wednesday

Halterm

NYK

Yang Ming

Yang Ming AL6 Service

Fos/Marseilles (FR) - Genoa (IT) - La Spezia (IT) - Livorno/Leghorn (IT) Salerno (IT)

cc-tc

Weekly

Friday

Ceres

Yang Ming

Yang Ming

Yang Ming AL6 Service

Algeciras (SP) - Barcelona (SP) - Tarragona (SP) - Valencia (SP)

cc-tc

Weekly

Wednesday

Ceres

Yang Ming

Zim Integrated Shipping Line

Zim ZCA Service

Algeciras (SP) - Ashdod (IL) - Barcelona (SP) - Haifa (IL) - Izmir/Aliaga (TR) Mersin (TR) - Piraeus (GR) - Tarragona (SP) - Valencia (SP)

cc-tc

Weekly

Wednesday

Halterm

Zim

Zim Integrated Shipping Line

Zim ZCI Service

Fos/Marseilles (FR) - Genoa (IT) - La Spezia (IT) - Livorno/Leghorn (IT) Salerno (IT)

cc-tc

Weekly

Friday

Ceres

Zim

NORTH EUROPE

SOUTH EUROPE

LATIN AMERICA (CARIBBEAN, CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA) Melfi Marine

Melfi Med-Canada Service

Havana (CU)

cc-gc-tc

13 days

Nirint Shipping

Nirint ECCE Service

Havana (CU) - Moa (CU) - Willemstad (AN)

cc-tc

15 days

Halterm

Melfi

Ocean

Tropical Shipping

Tropical Canada-Caribbean Service

Philipsburg (NA) - San Juan (PR) - St. Thomas (USVI)

cc-tc

Weekly

Nirint

Monday

Halterm

Zim Integrated Shipping Line

Zim ZCP Service

Via the Panama Canal: Kingston (JA)

cc-tc

Wednesday/ Thursday

Tropical Shipping

Weekly

Halterm

Zim

Thursday

SOUTH / SOUTHEAST ASIA & MIDDLE EAST APL

APL PE1 Service

Via the Suez Canal: Cai Mep (VN) - Colombo (SL) - Hong Kong (CH) - Jakarta (ID) - Laem Chabang (TH) - Port Kelang (MY) - Singapore (SG)

cc-tc

Weekly

Saturday/Sunday

Halterm

APL

CMA CGM

CMA-CGM Columbus Service

Via the Suez Canal: Cai Mep (VN) - Colombo (SL) - Hong Kong (CH) - Jakarta (ID) - Laem Chabang (TH) - Port Kelang (MY) - Singapore (SG)

cc-tc

Weekly

Saturday/Sunday

Halterm

CMA CGM

COSCO AWE5 Service

Via the Suez Canal: Cai Mep (VN) - Colombo (SL) - Hong Kong (CH) - Jakarta (ID) - Laem Chabang (TH) - Port Kelang (MY) - Singapore (SG)

cc-tc

Weekly

Saturday/Sunday

Halterm

COSCO

Evergreen

Evergreen PE1 Service

Via the Suez Canal: Cai Mep (VN) - Colombo (SL) - Hong Kong (CH) - Jakarta (ID) - Laem Chabang (TH) - Port Kelang (MY) - Singapore (SG)

cc-tc

Weekly

Saturday/Sunday

Halterm

Evergreen

Hapag-Lloyd

Hapag-Lloyd EC5 Service

Via the Suez Canal: Cai Mep (VN) - Colombo (SL) - Jebel Ali (UA) - Laem Chabang (TH) - Singapore (SG)

cc-tc

Weekly

Fri-Imp / Wed-Exp

Ceres

Hapag Lloyd

K Line EC5 Service

Via the Suez Canal: Cai Mep (VN) - Colombo (SL) - Jebel Ali (UA) - Laem Chabang (TH) - Singapore (SG)

cc-tc

Weekly

Fri-Imp / Wed-Exp

Ceres

K Line

MOL (Mitsui O.S.K Line)

MOL EC5 Service

Via the Suez Canal: Cai Mep (VN) - Colombo (SL) - Jebel Ali (UA) Laem Chabang (TH) - Singapore (SG)

cc-tc

Weekly

Fri-Imp / Wed-Exp

Ceres

MOL

NYK Line

NYK EC5 Service

Via the Suez Canal: Cai Mep (VN) - Colombo (SL) - Jebel Ali (UA) Laem Chabang (TH) - Singapore (SG)

cc-tc

Weekly

Fri-Imp / Wed-Exp

Ceres

NYK

OOCL

OOCL SEAP Service

Via the Suez Canal: Cai Mep (VN) - Colombo (SL) - Hong Kong (CH) Laem Chabang (TH) - Singapore (SG) - Port Kelang (MY) - Jakarta (ID)

cc-tc

Weekly

Saturday/Sunday

Halterm

OOCL

Yang Ming EC5 Service

Via the Suez Canal: Cai Mep (VN) - Colombo (SL) - Jebel Ali (UA) Laem Chabang (TH) - Singapore (SG)

cc-tc

Weekly

Fri-Imp / Wed-Exp

Ceres

Yang Ming

COSCO

K-Line

Yang Ming

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SPRING 2018 Line

Service

Ports Served (alphabetically)

Cargo Type

Frequency

Day

Terminal

Agent

Zim Container Service Pacific (ZCP)

Via the Panama Canal: Ningbo (CH) - Pusan/Busan (SK) Qingdao (CH) - Shanghai (CH)

cc-tc

Weekly

Wednesday/ Thursday

Halterm

Zim

NORTH ASIA Zim Integrated Shipping Line

CANADA, UNITED STATES, ST. PIERRE & MIQUELON Atlantic Container Line

ACL A Service

Baltimore (MD - New York (NY) - Norfolk (VA)

cc-gc-tc-rr

Weekly

Mon-Ex / Sun-Im

Ceres

ACL

Atlantic Container Line

ACL AL1 Service

New York (NY) - Norfolk (VA) - Philadelphia (PA)

cc-gc-tc-rr

Weekly

Sunday

Ceres

ACL

Halterm

APL

APL

APL PE1 Service

Via the Suez Canal: New York (NY) - Norfolk (VA) - Savannah (GA)

cc-tc

Weekly

Saturday/ Sunday

CMA CGM

CMA CGM SL1 Service

Montreal (QC)

cc-tc

Weekly

Saturday

Halterm

CMA CGM

Weekly

Saturday/ Sunday

Halterm

CMA CGM

Weekly

Saturday/ Sunday

Halterm

COSCO

CMA CGM

CMA-CGM Columbus Service

Via the Suez Canal: New York (NY) - Norfolk (VA) - Savannah (GA)

cc-tc

COSCO

COSCO AWE5 Service

Via the Suez Canal: New York (NY) - Norfolk (VA) - Savannah (GA)

cc-tc

Eimskip

Eimskip Green Line Service

Argentia (NL) - Portland (ME)

cc-tc

Weekly

Thursday

Halterm

Eimskip

Evergreen

Evergreen PE1 Service

Via the Suez Canal: New York (NY) - Norfolk (VA) - Savannah (GA)

cc-tc

Weekly

Saturday/ Sunday

Halterm

Evergreen

Hapag Lloyd

Hapag-Lloyd AL1 Service

New York (NY) - Norfolk (VA) - Philadelphia (PA)

cc-tc

Weekly

Sunday

Ceres

Hapag Lloyd

Hapag Lloyd

Hapag-Lloyd AL6 Service

New York (NY) - Norfolk (VA) - Savannah (GA)

cc-tc

Weekly

Friday

Ceres

Hapag Lloyd

Hapag Lloyd

Hapag-Lloyd AL7 Service

New York (NY) - Norfolk (VA) - Savannah (GA)

cc-tc

Weekly

Wednesday

Halterm

Hapag Lloyd

Hapag Lloyd

Hapag-Lloyd ATA Service

Baltimore (MD - New York (NY) - Norfolk (VA)

cc-gc-tc

Weekly

Mon-Ex / Sun-Im

Ceres

Hapag Lloyd

Hapag Lloyd

Hapag-Lloyd EC5 Service

Via the Suez Canal: New York (NY) - Norfolk (VA) - Savannah (GA)

cc-tc

Weekly

Fri-Imp/Wed-Exp

Ceres

Hapag Lloyd

K-Line

K Line AL1 Service

New York (NY) - Norfolk (VA) - Philadelphia (PA)

cc-tc

Weekly

Sunday

Ceres

K Line

K-Line

K Line AL6 Service

New York (NY) - Norfolk (VA) - Savannah (GA)

cc-tc

Weekly

Friday

Ceres

K Line

K-Line

K Line AL7 Service

New York (NY) - Norfolk (VA) - Savannah (GA)

cc-tc

Weekly

Wednesday

Halterm

K Line

K-Line

K Line EC5 Service

Via the Suez Canal: New York (NY) - Norfolk (VA) - Savannah (GA)

cc-tc

Weekly

Fri-Imp/Wed-Exp

Ceres

K Line

Maersk

Maersk CAE Service

Montreal (QC)

cc-tc

Weekly

Saturday

Halterm

Maersk

MOL (Mitsui O.S.K Line)

MOL AL1 Service

New York (NY) - Norfolk (VA) - Philadelphia (PA)

cc-tc

Weekly

Sunday

Ceres

MOL

MOL (Mitsui O.S.K Line)

MOL AL6 Service

New York (NY) - Norfolk (VA) - Savannah (GA)

cc-tc

Weekly

Friday

Ceres

MOL

MOL (Mitsui O.S.K Line)

MOL AL7 Service

New York (NY) - Norfolk (VA) - Savannah (GA)

cc-tc

Weekly

Wednesday

Halterm

MOL

MOL (Mitsui O.S.K Line)

MOL EC5 Service

Via the Suez Canal: New York (NY) - Norfolk (VA) - Savannah (GA)

cc-tc

Weekly

Fri-Imp/Wed-Exp

Ceres

MOL

NYK Line

NYK AL1 Service

New York (NY) - Norfolk (VA) - Philadelphia (PA)

cc-tc

Weekly

Sunday

Ceres

NYK

NYK Line

NYK AL6 Service

New York (NY) - Norfolk (VA) - Savannah (GA)

cc-tc

Weekly

Friday

Ceres

NYK

NYK Line

NYK AL7 Service

New York (NY) - Norfolk (VA) - Savannah (GA)

cc-tc

Weekly

Wednesday

Halterm

NYK

NYK Line

NYK AL8 Service

Baltimore (MD - New York (NY) - Norfolk (VA)

cc-tc

Weekly

Monday

Ceres

NYK

NYK Line

NYK EC5 Service

Via the Suez Canal: New York (NY) - Norfolk (VA) - Savannah (GA)

cc-tc

Weekly

Fri-Imp/Wed-Exp

Ceres

NYK

Oceanex

Oceanex Service

Argentia (NL) - St. John's (NL)

cc-gc-tc-rr

Weekly

Thursday

Halterm

Oceanex

OOCL

OOCL SEAP Service

Via the Suez Canal: New York (NY) - Norfolk (VA) - Savannah (GA)

cc-tc

Weekly

Saturday/Sunday

Halterm

OOCL

Transport Service International

Transport Maritime Service (St. Pierre et Miquelon)

St.-Pierre and Miquelon (FR)

cc-gc-tc-rr

Weekly

Friday

Halterm

902-4819335

Tropical Shipping

Tropical Canada-Caribbean Service

West Palm Beach (FL)

cc-tc

Weekly

Monday

Halterm

Tropical Shipping

Wallenius Willhelmsen

WW A Service

Baltimore (MD - New York (NY) - Norfolk (VA)

cc

Weekly

Mon-Ex / Sun-Im

Ceres

Wallenius

Yang Ming

Yang Ming AL1 Service

New York (NY) - Norfolk (VA) - Philadelphia (PA)

cc-tc

Weekly

Sunday

Ceres

Yang Ming

Yang Ming

Yang Ming AL6 Service

New York (NY) - Norfolk (VA) - Savannah (GA)

cc-tc

Weekly

Friday

Ceres

Yang Ming

Yang Ming

Yang Ming AL7 Service

New York (NY) - Norfolk (VA) - Savannah (GA)

cc-tc

Weekly

Wednesday

Halterm

Yang Ming

Yang Ming

Yang Ming EC5 Service

Via the Suez Canal: New York (NY) - Norfolk (VA) - Savannah (GA)

cc-tc

Weekly

Fri-Imp/Wed-Exp

Ceres

Yang Ming

Zim Integrated Shipping Line

Zim Container Service Atlantic (ZCA)

New York (NY) - Norfolk (VA) - Savannah (GA)

cc-tc

Weekly

Wednesday

Halterm

Zim

Zim Integrated Shipping Line

Zim Contain Service Italy (ZCI)

New York (NY) - Norfolk (VA) - Savannah (GA)

cc-tc

Weekly

Friday

Ceres

Zim

Zim Integrated Shipping Line

Zim Container Service Pacific (ZCP)

Via the Panama Canal: Charleston (SC) - New York (NY) - Norfolk (VA) Savannah (GA)

cc-tc

Weekly

Wednesday/ Thursday

Halterm

Zim

cc – containerized cargo

gc – general cargo

tc – temperature-controlled cargo

rr – roll-on/roll-off cargo

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Charting a new course THE ATLANTIC PILOTAGE AUTHORITY AND ATLANTIC TOWING MEET THE DEMANDS OF THE WORLD’S LARGEST VESSELS By Tom Peters The new era of ultra large

container ships is putting new demands on ports, terminals, and infrastructure, and presenting new challenges for harbour pilots who guide these behemoths into their berths. It’s the responsibility of the Atlantic Pilotage Authority (APA) to guide these ships in and out of Halifax with help from Atlantic Towing. The APA has 13 pilots in Halifax and 48 in the Atlantic region to carry out their assignments in the 17 ports that require pilots. In 2016, Halifax pilots handled 2,644 assignments (of 7,959 assignments region-wide). Traffic is up in nearly all districts, according to APA CEO Capt. Sean Griffiths. “We try to plan [each year] for the number of assignments we could potentially have, but we are at mercy of traffic arriving or not,” he says. 16

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Guiding large ships in and out of Halifax Harbour safely and efficiently in any weather condition requires experience and an extensive knowledge of the harbour, both above and below the waves. And as the ships get larger the challenges for the pilots get greater and require additional training. Griffiths says Halifax pilots are preparing for ultra-large container vessels. “We are working very closely with the Port of Halifax and Atlantic Towing to get these ships in safely because they are new to us,” he says. “They are different and are a bigger challenge because there is more wind area to contend with. They are slower to stop and less responsive and response time to get tugs on them is delayed as well. So the bigger ships we see coming in here, the 10,000-TEU ships have been an incremental change for us but the next level up, the 14,000-TEU ships, they require simulations.”

That training has been underway. Griffiths says the pilots, using simulation, take these 14,000 TEU ships through Halifax Harbour under different scenarios with varying winds and sea conditions, simulating mishaps like rudder failure and what would happen if a tug wasn’t available. The simulations also explore how to properly employ tugs on the vessels. “The idea is to get all of our guys trained so when these ships do show up we are prepared for them,” Griffiths says. “We have four pilots trained now and the remainder will go through the simulator between January and March. We don’t know when these ships will start arriving but if one shows up now we will be prepared.” High-sided auto carriers and cruise ships are also tricky “because all of those outside patios are like ice cube trays, they catch all the wind,” says Griffiths, adding that cruise ships have “tons of power.”


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The simulator in Quebec City is unique. “It’s designed especially for pilots, run by pilots, and owned by pilots so it is tailor made for pilotage authorities across the country,” Griffiths says. “We all use it and we go there regularly.” Accommodating the new generation of ultra-sized ships requires more than training, though. “It is critical that the APA, Atlantic Towing, and the Port work together on these big, ocean-class container ships,” Griffiths says. “Essentially, they are new for all of us so we have to be sure we are working together for common goals to get these ships in and out safely and efficiently.” He praises Atlantic Towing for supporting APA’s work. “They have been working well with us and they have identified the fact that they need an additional tug and I think they are committed to a fourth tug in the near future,” Griffiths says. “That will be quite a change for Halifax. Some days are a struggle where seven tugs wouldn’t make a difference [but] Atlantic Towing does a good job to minimize delays for everybody. For them to recognize the need for a fourth tug and to commit to providing that in the future is a huge step and shows their commitment to the competitiveness of the Port.” “The men and women of Atlantic Towing are committed to providing the best service to the Port of Halifax, meeting

current needs and anticipating future changes in shipping,” says Atlantic Towing spokesperson Mary Keith. “Local Atlantic Towing management has worked with the Port and the pilots on procedural issues while our vessel masters have participated in simulation training in Quebec earlier this year to simulate and refine requirements for the escorting of these large container vessels to and from the Port of Halifax.” While Atlantic Towing contemplates an additional vessel, the APA took the steps this year to add two new pilots to its fleet. Nova Pilot and Scotia Pilot went into service in Halifax on July 26. “We started the search about year and half ago,” Griffiths says. “It is very expensive to build these boats. It is a niche

market and there are not many places that can build them so we thought we would look outside the country for used boats, which would be a little more cost-effective for us. It would result in lower costs for customers as well so there would be money savings at both ends.” After an extensive search, they found what they needed in the Netherlands. The boats were multi-use sister boats, five and six years old, which had been used for pilot transfers, wind-mill servicing, and crew changes in Rotterdam. The new boats both have jet drives. “[That’s] new for us,” says Griffiths. Two pilots and two launch masters traveled to Rotterdam to inspect the boats, which he says were immaculate. After some testing

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and getting a clean bill of health from a class society, the APA made an offer and got the boats. They arrived in Halifax (via container vessel) arriving on Canada Day, July 1. They required some work to get them flagged and certified to work in Canada. The APA initiated “an aggressive five-day training program from a Rotterdam launch master,” Griffiths says. The APA has a philosophy of having twin boats in the major ports in the region and by purchasing these boats and putting them in service in Halifax it enabled the authority to twin up sister boats in Saint John and allowed for twin boats in Sydney. The APA already has the twin boat model in place in Placentia Bay. In addition to expanding APA’s capabilities, the boats are a bargain at $3.4 million total. The cost to build new to meet APA requirements is $3.5 million to $4 million for each vessel. Q


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