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First ship of 2023 in Port-Cartier


ArcelorMittal Infrastructure Canada S.E.N.C. handed over its steel-headed cane on January 12 to Captain Edsel Mark D. Garaygay, master of the bulk carrier Shiosai, the first ship to leave its port facilities in Port-Cartier in 2023

Flying the Japanese flag from Gijon, Spain, the Shiosai left ArcelorMittal for Asia with more than 146,000 tonnes of iron ore concentrate on board. The ship Shiosai was built in 2009. It is 289 meters long and 45 meters wide

Inaugurated in 1961 and recognized internationally, the Port of ArcelorMittal in Port-Cartier is the largest private seaport in Canada. In 2022, ArcelorMittal’s port facilities in Port-Cartier welcomed 444 vessels, carried out more than 1,000 port entry and exit manoeuvres and handled more than 26 million tonnes of iron ore, raw materials, fuel and grain.

Photo: The ArcelorMittal Port team at Port-Cartier handed over the steel-headed cane to Shiosai captain Edsel Mark D. Garaygay and chief engineer Cardoso Reynaldo Undalok. Photo

Credit: Stéphane Gendron