Canada’s largest international bulk shipping company Fednav Limited, took delivery of the Federal St Laurent, its latest Great Lakes-suitable handysize vessel at the Oshima Shipyard in Japan, says a press release published on their website.
DNV GL certified ice-class bulk carrier
The ceremony was attended by officials from both Fednav and Oshima together with Ms. Denisha Lubiani of Alcoa, the godmother of the vessel.
The Federal St Laurent is a 34,500 DWT international ice-class bulk carrier, flagged in the Marshall Islands. Built to trade in the St. Lawrence River and the Great Lakes, the vessel is certified by DNV GL.
It emits 30% less greenhouse gases than similar vessels built 20 years ago and is equipped with an Optimarin ultraviolet ballast water treatment system.
Special bond to the St. Lawrence River
Named in honour of the river that flows along the company’s headquarters city, Montreal, and to celebrate Fednav’s 75thanniversary, the vessel is the fourth Federal St Laurent in Fednav’s history.
The name has always represented the company’s special bond to the St. Lawrence River (St. Laurent in French) and its maritime community.
Recognition for hometown
Paul Pathy, President and CEO of Fednav said, “for our 75th anniversary we wanted to recognize our hometown river, and to reflect its significance for our family, our employees, and our partners.”
He added that this vessel represents the strong links between the Great Lakes, the Seaway, the St. Lawrence River and the rest of the world.
Its fleet is comprised of more than 100 bulk carriers trading worldwide, 64 of these are owned.The company operates the largest fleet of Great Lakes-suitable ocean-going vessels, the largest fleet in the world of ice-class bulk carriers, and three icebreaking cargo ships that service the Arctic year round.
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