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Port Saint John adds   CMA-CGM to shipping services roster

2017-07-12

McKeil Marine's Evans Spirit  won the International Bulk Journal's 2016 Ship of the Year Award during the IBJ's Salute to Excellence in the Maritime Bulk Industry gala awards ceremony in London, UK on November 21.
"It's a fantastic way to closeout our 60th anniversary year: having a vessel named after our founder, Evans McKeil, win this prestigious international award," said Steve Fletcher, President and CEO of McKeil Marine.
Acquired by McKeil in 2015, the Evans Spirit is a cargo ship with the shallow draught characters of a tug and barge; however, compared to a tug-and-barge unit, she can transport approximately 40 per cent more cargo about 50 per cent faster on a very similar amount of fuel.  She is in service throughout the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River.
Evans Spirit was shortlisted for 2016 Ship of the Year competing with three other vessels: CS Bright, Mitsui OSK Lines, Japan;  Damen Shipyards, Netherlands; and MN Baroque, Swiss Marine, Switzerland. The award is presented to the owner, operator or builder of an outstanding individual bulk ship. Judged on operational efficiency, design innovation, safety and environmental protection, the Evans Spirit was selected as winner. (Photo Paul Beesley).

Port Saint John has announced the addition of the 3rd largest container line in the world, CMA-CGM,  to its shipping services roster. The French carrier will offer a new container service at Port Saint John, providing weekly connection to global markets.

CMA-CGM is not only one of the world's leading container lines but also has developed innovative technology which places them as a leader in the movement of refrigerated goods by container.   The Port Saint John weekly call on CMA-CGM's Cagema service will begin the week of August 21st and will offer transhipment to world markets via their hub in Kingston, Jamaica.

"The addition of CMA-CGM to the services available to shippers and receivers in the region and beyond provides even more opportunity to access new markets with their products.  CMA-CGM's technical specialization with reefer containers is a vital addition to the existing offerings at Port Saint John" noted Jim Quinn, President & CEO of Port Saint John. Endit

 

 
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