Built by Jinling Shipyard in Nanjing, China, the 62,134 grt, 18,360 dwt ship was delivered to Grimaldi Euromed SpA November 7, 2017. The ship can carry 6700 CEU (car equivalent units) or a variety of RoRo cargo and cars, loading over a 150 tonne capacity quarter ramp or smaller side ramp.
The first ship in the series, Grande Baltimora has called in Halifax twice since its delivery July 19, 2017.
We anxiously await the first visit of the third and last ship in the series, Grande Halifax which was delivered January 10, 2018.
Grimaldi Group has owned Atlantic Container Line since 2001 and their stylised "G" is a familiar mongram in Halifax.