Category Archives: CSL

CSL Tacoma

CSL Tacoma spent a few days at anchor in the basin, before moving to pier 27 this morning, presumably to take on bunkers. The ship moved to National Gypsum this Afternoon.

Baie St. Paul departs National Gypsum

The Baie St. Paul made its first call to Halifax, Loading Gypsum for Cote Ste. Catherine in Quebec. The ship sailed just after 1400 on Sunday.

Baie St Paul is the first of 4 trillium Class Geared Bulkers, and was completed in China in 2012. CSL Also built 6 new panamax Trillum Class Ships for its Americas fleet, though they are built like traditional ocean going bulkers, and lack the seawaymax form of the Lakers. 2 additional trillium class lakers were built without the self unloading gear.

Though built in China, the ships were not built for ocean voyages, and arrived with temporary reinforcing that was removed on arrival to Canada. Baie St. Paul had additional reinforcing added during last winters layup to allow it perform coastal work. – Previous CSL Lakers were common callers in Halifax, Particularly Atlantic Huron and Salarium

Ferbec for Re-flagging

The CSL bulker Ferbec arrived in Halifax March 13. the ship was operating under the Barbados flag internationally over the winter, and will will be re-flagged to Canada. The ship is under contract to Rio Tinto and shuffles ore between the mine in Havre St-Pierre and processor in Sorel-Tracy

Rt Hon Paul E. Martin for National Gypsum

a string of ships have been calling at Nation Gypsum to export the white mineral used in drywall. The latest is the CSL Trillum Class Self unloading Bulk Carrier Rt Hon Paul E. Martin.

Built in 2012, and registered in the Bahamas, she trades as part of the CSL Americas fleet, which is dedicated to international trade. The Cargo is likely bound for a Drywall plant in Baltimore.

CSL Frontier sails from National Gypsum

CSL Frontier is no stranger to Nova Scotia waters. She was built as the Gypsum Centennial, specifically to trade out of the gypsum dock at Hantsport on the bay of fundy. As a result, she is built to a shallower draft, and is wider then most bulk carriers of her size. Painted Black, and Flagged in Barbados, she trades for CSL’s international arm.

Todays voyage was bound for Georgia.

Ferbec for CSL

the CSL Geared bulk Carrier Ferbec made her way to pier 9 this evening. She is here for a short changeover – she was charted in South America over the winter and will be returning to Canadian Flag and Crew before returning to work in Quebec.

Her last port was in Venezuela.