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ULCVs 8

Find a great diagram here, as well as this quote:  “container carrying capacity has increased 1200% since 1968.”  This increased size drives developments in escort tugs. As of 2021, the sixth boro has accommodated vessels no larger than 15,000 teu, like CMA CGM Argentina.  These can be called mother ships, since they can call in […]

ULCVs: A New Take

The new take is this:  “ultra LIGHT container vessel,” which this surely is.  Judging by her draft markings, her draft is less than that of the larger tugboats in the harbor. When a vessel enters port this empty, or light,there has to be a story.  Did it just come out of the shipyard?  If so, […]

ULCVs 8

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 […]

Random ULCVs 7

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 […]