Category Archives: bulker

Algoma Mariner at the Grain Elevator

Algoma Mariner sailed Wednesday, but spent a day discharging cargo at the grain elevator. Algoma Mariner arrived from Thunder Bay, and sailed for the Quary at Aulds Cove.

Grain from the Prairies moves by rail to Thunder Bay, where it si then transported by ship. there are major export facilities in Montreal and Port Cartier PQ. Large vessels visiting Montreal to load often cant take a full cargo due to draft limitations, and will stop in Halifax to top up the holds.

CSL’s Newest Ship

Nukumi arrived in Halifax and tied up at pier 25. the ship is owned and operated by CSL for Windsor salt and was specifically designed to service Windsor’s Magdalen Islands salt mines. It is the first Diesel Electric Laker, and the first bulk carrier in Canada to have single point loading. The single loading point means the ship will not have to shift along its berth to line up with the ship loading equipment to fill all the holds.

Construction of the ship began in August 2020, and the ship departed Jiangyin, China for Halifax at the end of January.

Star Pyxis in the Basin

The bulker Star Pyxis has been riding the hook in the basin for a few weeks now, Possibly undergoing hold cleaning. Due to weather, the ship has had to reposition several times when the anchor started to drag.

The ship arrived Feb 2, after sailing form Contrecoeur Quebec.

Tanja in the Basin.

The Bulk Carrier Tanja has been sitting at anchor in the basin for the past several days, presumably waiting for better weather. the ship sailed from Grand Anse, on the Sagunay river in Quebec.

The ship is fitted to carry kaolin clay in slurry form. kaolin is used in the production of paper. recent high winds caused the ship to have to reposition after it started to drag anchor.

NACC Capri

the Pnumatic Cement Carrier tied up at pier 9 after arriving back form its 5 year survey in Portugal. The ship is operated by a joint venture between Algoma and Nova Short sea carriers of Luxembourg. (NACC being the abbreviated form of Nova Algoma Cement Carriers)

NACC operate the ship under contract to transport cement from the McInnis Cement plant, on the Gaspe peninsula in Quebec to locations up the great lakes. The ships basically use vacuums and air pressure to load and discharge powdered cement – preventing dust, and keeping the product dry.

In and out at Gold Bond.

Canada Day saw ships swapping places at Gold Bond Canada, which is the new name for National Gypsum’s Operations, lining up with one of their brands.

CSL Metis (above) sailed for Tampa allowing Algoma Integrity (below) to take her place. Algoma Integrity then sailed this morning for Baltimore.

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