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A big bridge and two large ships, Atlantic Sky , a CONRO vessel, and Hyundai Speed, part of the Together class of 13,082 teu vessels out working the oceans since 2012 already.  Can anyone help me understand the yellowish tinge to that plume?   In contrast to a fully loaded Hyundai Speed,the 2012 Al Qibla […]

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As of writing, two pink ULCVs– ONE Minato and ONE Hawk–share the cranes at Global Terminals. That would be a great photo, but I’m tied up this morning. Recently, I waited around for another one of the CMA CGM Explorer series ULCVs.   So far, I’ve seen Vespucci.  That leaves von Humbolt, Colomb, Laperouse, Verne, Magellan, […]

Random ULCVs 6

0545 at the Narrows . . . in the hazy days of summer . . . nothing beats it. I had not come here just to beat the heat. Surprisingly, Turecamo Girls (I believe) delivered the docking pilot. Then she dropped back, to where one of the 6000s took the stern and another the bow. […]

Random ULCVs 5

Glovis Cosmos has a beam of 105′.  YM Warmth . . . 167′.  Of course, we’re looking at the pier from an angle,so there’s that accentuating the difference in beam.  We’ll return to YM Warmth. The next day just after 0600, CMA CGM A. Lincoln appeared around Bergen Point with an entourage of tugboats.   […]

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 […]

Random ULCVs 3

I’m still not over how large these vessels are.  Note the two Moran tugs off the stern of ONE Minato. As for numbers, she’s 1200′ x 167′.  They’re all approximately this length, which is roughly what the Empire State Building is without its spire.  She has capacity of 13,900 teu.  She was built near Hiroshima […]

Random ULCVs 2

Here was the first in the series.  It does seem a greater percentage of container ships calling in the the sixth boro are  ULCVs.  Hyundai Hope arrived here on Saturday. and from here, where she departed midmorning today,  she goes into the port of Wilmington.  She must be a sight to see there.  HMM, Hyundai […]

Random ULCVs 1

Update on the calendar voting, i.e., “polling… 1 through 4”   you’ve now seen the options for each month, but voting remains open, and I’m still accepting candidates for the December page.  And I’m grateful for all the voting so far. Less than a handful of years back, a buzz could be heard in all […]

Fall 2020 Fishing

Fishing grounds . . . the NJ Upper Bay portion of the sixth boro. Quick question to be answered at the end of the post:  how many commercial fishing ports does NJ have and can you name them?  Eastern Welder is a perennial boat here;  Hyundai Victory is one of the ULCVs newly recent here. […]

CMA CGM Mexico

About two months ago, CMA CGM Brazil called in the sixth boro.  She’s one of four 15000 teu vessels, the largest ULCVs to date to call here.  Recently, the next one visited, CMA CGM Mexico.   Technically, her capacity is 15,128 teus. I’ve stated this before:  a vessel this size makes the boro’s largest assist tugs […]