Sign of the Times…

Breakfast time and on looking out to the clear far horizon beneath a blue sky, I observed a shipping spectacle I’ve not seen before – two large container ships which had just departed from Antwerp, either empty or nearly so.  This presumably because of turn-down in trade through Coronavirus.

The 259 metre long MSC Regina travelling at a fair speed for a container ship and making for Gioia Tauro in southern Italy, she riding very high in the water, her bulbous bow well out of the water and her bridge towering above her empty deck.  And the 294 metre long NYK Delphinus modestly making for Southampton, so it possibly partly loaded.

 

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