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Random Ships 98

They come, they go . . . and we never get to know more than the names, unless something unusual happens, as was the case with Ever Forward.  More on that at the end of this post.  Some names are intriguing, like CMA CGM Osiris, likely among the newest cargo ships calling in the sixth […]

Random Ships 97

Back to historical Barge Canal photos tomorrow, but today I’m back in the boros, where the birds are singing in the sunny low    60s!  Because I’ve been inland, all photos come from very recent archives, like Balsa 85, a small general cargo carrying a bulk cargo of sugar in the holds of her petite 348′ […]

Random Ships 96

or I could call this Boxing Day 2. Denak Voyager hauls scrap in her big boxy holds regularly from the sixth boro to Turkey. This was my first time seeing the 2012 New York Express    or Varna Bay. Guthorm Maersk has called here before. Ditto San Cristobal. ONE München has appeared on this blog before, […]

Random Ships 95

It’s been over a month since I did a thoroughly non-scientific sampling of ships in the boro. I’ve not gotten photos this time, but ONE Apus is back in town after a long hiatus, a time to reconstruct the cells after a Pacific mishap.  Above, not quite a month on, Nordspring is in the Atlantic […]

Random Ships 94

You want novelty?  Something new is always happening in the sixth boro, machines and people bringing goods from unimaginable places on the planet. Full like the 2006 Palena and empty like below.   The 1998 Mississauga Express likely came in to gather up empty boxes. Such a vessel is sometimes called a “sweeper,” sweeping out a […]

Random Ships 93

In several hours yesterday, a diverse set of vessels came by.  I could begin with Chemical Pioneer, a 1968 vessel that’s been calling here in some form for half a century.  She first called here as a container ship, until  her big fire. As Chemical Pioneer was assisted into a berth in Bayonne, an MSC […]

Random Ships 92

Random maybe but mostly Nord Summit appears here while lightering in the Upper Bay for about a week before heading upriver to Coeymans.  Obsidian was in the boro a bit, but has now headed for the Gulf port of Houston.  Foreshortening makes it appear these cranes would crash. Had you noticed Emma Miller, little lube […]

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 […]

Random Ships 90

According to PANYNJ stats, May 2021 saw 396,417 loaded teus arrive in the sixth boro;  May 2020 saw 266,004!    That is an increase of 49%.  Exports of loaded teus in May this year totaled 134,458 versus 95,462 last year, an increase if 40.8%.  So the port is  . . . busy.  So as I’ve done […]

Random Ships 89

I’ve done dense traffic posts, and actually this is one. The 3-mile strait can get quite busy.   Petroleum and all other goods, manufactured and raw, transit. Key word here is busy.   Sometimes large vessels seem to be on a collision course, but that’s just trompe-l’œil …. Yesterday, at one point it was unusually […]