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Spring Morning Hour 3

Following from yesterday, which covered 0900 to 0930, today we pick up from the mystery vessel and do 0930 to 1000.  Identify this blue ship? Here’s a clue and a hint that traffic is busy, as another vessel comes around Bergen Point.   As MSC Bilbao clears the bridge, you get a sense of all […]

ULCVs 13

Technological marvel and global supply chains spawned by the deindustrialization of this country go hand in hand with these huge vessels.  CMA CGM J. Adams comes in with +14,000 teu, a peak capacity reached in August 2017 when her sister vessel T. Roosevelt arrived first.  That’s 1202′ x 166′ and running deep.  Tokyo Triumph comes […]

Random Ships 91

Today’s post recognizes the variety of ships calling in the sixth boro.  Like a bulker Medi Astoria, cement self-unloader NACC New Yorker, a very large but not quite VLCC crude carrier Sonangol Cabinda, small bulker Century Dream, crude tanker Bergitta, [I wonder how coating damage like this happens.] a 6500 teu Maersk Sembawang named for […]

Flags of Convenience 6

aka “that you can choose your registry is something I’ve never fully understood.”  I suppose some folks prefer the term “open registry.”  Check all these different registries, FoCs, all taken in the past 30 days!  Here are previous installments. Let’s start with Maersk, the largest overseas cargo transport company in the world, based in Copenhagen, […]

Random ULCVs 4

First off, I missed CMA CGM La Perouse, which left before daylight this morning. I had to look up La Perouse, since it was a French word I didn’t know.  It turns out that it’s a person, an accomplished 18th century French explorer of the Pacific.  Click here for a map of his explorations, along […]

Megalopolis

Growing up in a beautiful rural place, I never imagined some day living in the largest megalopolis on the US.  But here we are; I live in a concentration with over 50 million others.  That many people and consumers together has implications.  Click on the map to see source. Here’s how a plethora of goods […]

CMA CGM 14,414s

A different post was scheduled for today, but when good fortune smiles, I smile.  Behold  J. Adams bound for sea, as she could not have a year ago . . . in fact, she may very well not even have been completely fitted out a year ago. As of this writing, I believe that J. Adams and […]

Geese and Glory

Only 13 months ago, Cosco Glory could not have entered Port Elizabeth.  Now the +14,000-teu boats –more accurately called NYC’s 1200-footers, have become routine like T. Roosevelt, J. Adams, and Chongqing. The geese are not even spooked. Jonathan takes the starboard, and Kirby . . . port while JRT and Margaret leverage the stern.     […]

OOCL Chongqing

CMA CGM T. Roosevelt is not the only 1200′ ship calling here these days.  CMA CGM J. Adams has recently visited the harbor, as has NYK Wren, ninth of the NYK “bird” series, which arrived and departed in the hours too dark for photos.   There are several 1200′ OOCL vessels, including recently OOCL Chongqing. If you need […]

From the Line Locker 28

Recently reefed . . .   Jane.  I took this photo from the Arthur Kill in September 2016. Built in 1939 at Pusey and Jones, she went from Jane to Adam J to Jacklyn to Erica to Jane . . . and now to the bottom as a fish house off Jones Beach NY;  she lies […]