Sept-Îles – Flying the Japanese flag, the M/V Frontier Harvest arriving from İskenderun, Turkey, was the first ship of 2022, with arrival at 12:22 p.m. on January 4 th. The ship was in ballast and will be leaving this week for Rotterdam, Netherlands with a cargo of 172,360 tonnes of iron ore pellets and concentrate from Iron Ore Company (IOC).
Owned by NYK Line, the ship has a crew of 20 on board. Due to the health restrictions in effect with the COVID-19 pandemic, the prestigious cane bearing the image of the Port of Sept-Îles was given to Captain Edgar Sulpecio Carvajal LLorente by Iron Ore Company Marine Services.
The traditional New Year ceremony at the Port, where the maritime industry and the Sept-Îles business community usually gather to mark the arrival of the first ship, could not take place for a second year in a row, due to the pandemic. Now in its 35 th year, the tradition marks the arrival of the first ship of the year to call at the port. To be eligible, the vessel must come directly from a foreign country and be bound for a foreign destination. (Photos SIPA)