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CMA CGM Amerigo Vespucci 2

I’ve seen this Explorer class CMA CGM once before, at least.  I’m not counting on CMA CGM Zheng He to call in the sixth boro, unfortunately.  If you don’t know the namesake of that ship, Admiral Zheng He, he’s someone to find more about. You can start here.  It gives no consolation that CMA CGM […]

CMA CGM Amerigo Vespucci

The Canadas and I were attentive, but it was really just another ULCV.  This was was named for Columbus’ detractor.  Ironically, Maersk Columbus will be arriving in the sixth boro today. It struck me as remarkable that in spite of the number of containers visible–and of course many more are invisible–Vespucci rode fairly high in […]

CMA CGM Christophe Colomb

  Taking photos in the sixth boro is a real luxury, providing a wealth of subjects.  Ava M. was escorting a Maersk ship in, and I’ll post about that later.  For now let’s focus on the CMA CGM box ship. Colomb dates from 2009, but this was my first time to catch her in the […]

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 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 […]

Retro Sixth Boro 25 a

On this glum April 1 and  the 25th month in a row, the blog looks back 10 years on day 1 of a new month . . .  and sometimes day 2 as well, with a selection of photos from exactly a decade back, 120 months ago.  What’s particularly interesting for me about this look […]

Assists 10

Tightrope?   This ULCV shows 17 containers across. It’s a bit surprising to see a Moran 6000 on starboard bow, also on a “tight rope.” YM Evolution . . . without counting the rows of containers, does it look less beamy? It is  . . . 15 across.  By contrast, CMA CGM Amerigo Vespucci, the […]

Assists 9

As coronavirus spasms across the globe, affecting all aspects of public activity, container ship runs has been blanked.  But you would not guess so from the string of CMA CGM vessels that came in one sunny day last week.  La Traviata rounded the bend just before 1100. The teu capacity of this 2006-built ship is […]

Whole Lotta Dredgin’ 4

Digging requires claws.  Claws inspire primal dread.  Dredge machines seem beclawed in groteque ways.  And they’re huge, like the ape that scrambled up the Empire State building.  I waited long but in vain to line up these talons and the tower in the distance, but I’m sure you can visualize the effect.  Imagine the headline: […]