Great Lakes

Fednav “saltie” first to arrive at Port of Toronto

  PortsToronto Manager of Harbour Operations Michael Riehl “crowns” Captain Sumit Kumar of the MV Federal Hudson during the Port of Toronto’s 160th annual Beaver Hat Ceremony. Toronto – In a sure sign that spring is here, earlier this morning, PortsToronto “crowned” Captain Sumit Kumar of the MV Federal Hudson with an antique silk and beaver top …

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Federal Cedar opens ocean-going shipping at Thunder Bay

  The Marshall Islands-registered M.V. Federal Cedar became the first ocean-going “Salty” vessel to enter the Port of Thunder Bay during the 2021 navigation season. The vessel berthed at the Richardson International Main Elevator Sunday morning, April 4, marking the earliest opening to saltwater vessel traffic at the Port in 5 years. The vessel is …

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Algoma Central Corporation takes delivery of the Captain Henry Jackman

  St. Catharines, Ontario — Algoma Central Corporation, a leading supplier of marine transportation services, today announced that it has taken delivery of the Captain Henry Jackman, the fifth Equinox Class gearless dry-bulk carrier and the tenth Equinox Class vessel to join the fleet. The ship is expected to begin her voyage to Canada from …

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Cautious optimism reigns at opening of St. Lawrence Seaway

  SAINT-LAMBERT, QC – The St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation (SLSMC) staged the opening of its 63rd navigation season today.  The CSL Group’s Baie St. Paul, a Trilliumclass Laker, was the first ship through the St. Lambert Lock in a virtual opening ceremony attended by a number of dignitaries, including the Honourable Omar Alghabra, the Canadian Minister of …

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CMA CGM a customer for Doornekamp Great Lakes container service starting in May

  Newly-established Doornekamp Lines  has announced that global shipping carrier CMA CGM Group has agreed to be one of the users for the launching in May of a bi-weekly Canadian-flag container service via the St. Lawrence Seaway between Halifax and Picton, a small growing port on Lake Ontario some 200 kms east of Toronto. First …

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Seaway announces early 2021 opening dates

    The opening dates for the 2021 navigation season were announced today by the Canadian and U.S. St. Lawrence Seaway agencies as winter weather conditions remained relatively mild. “Water levels, environmental conditions and forecasts have been favourable, allowing for early opening dates within the usual timeframe,” Nicolas Poirier-Quesnel, spokesman for the St. Lawrence Seaway …

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Fincantieri begins construction of massive shipbuilding facility in Marinette Wisconsin

  Marinette, Wisconsin – As Fincantieri Marinette Marine prepares to start construction of the U.S. Navy’s newest class of ships, several key leaders were in Marinette Tuesday to mark the occasion of the largest building in Marinette Marine history. “Building 34 is a key element to our Constellation-class frigate production,” said Dario Deste, President and CEO …

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Seaway continues to demonstrate resiliency during 2020 Pandemic

Cornwall, Ontario – The St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation (SLSMC) announced today that nearly 38 million tonnes of cargo transited the system during the 2020 navigation season, which closely matched last year’s results. “Considering the impact of the worldwide pandemic, we are very pleased with these traffic results”, said Terence Bowles, President and CEO of the …

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Wärtsilä SmartMove Suite sets sail with the American Steamship Company

Wärtsilä Corporation has announced the first order of its SmartMove Suite was placed by American Steamship Company (ASC), a subsidiary of Rand-ASC Holdings LLC, and has been installed on the MV American Courage, a 194 metres Great Lakes self-unloading bulk freighter with a cargo-carrying capacity of 24,300 gross tonnage.  The freighter becomes the largest ship …

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Thunder Bay exceeds 10 million tonnes for first time since 1997

The Port of Thunder Bay 2020 shipping season closed today, marking the completion of the Port’s most successful year in over two decades.  Annual cargo volumes tallied 10.2 million metric tonnes (MMT), exceeding the ten million mark for the first time since 1997. Much of the success in 2020 is attributable to the port’s strategic …

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