MONTREAL, Que. -- - Canada Steamship Lines ‘ MV Baie St. Paul, billed as the most technologically advanced ship to enter the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway system, has completed its maiden voyage that began in Jiangyin, China. The award-winning vessel docked at the Port of Montreal.
"We are extremely proud of and grateful to the talented officers and crew of the Baie St. Paul who successfully navigated a vessel built for the Lakes across the Pacific Ocean and through the Panama Canal," said Louis Martel, President of Canada Steamship Lines. "The Baie St. Paul represents an important milestone for CSL and for the evolution of shipping in the Great Lakes. Her outstanding environmental and operational performance is a testimony to CSL's ongoing commitment to customers and the communities in which we operate."
The first of four new Trillium Class self-unloading Lakers, the vessel named the "Bulk Ship of the Year 2012" by the International Bulk Journal is currently undergoing alterations to remove the temporary reinforcing structures that made possible her ocean passage. The Baie St. Paul will then be deployed immediately for service.
Canada Steamship Lines is a division of The CSL Group, the world's largest owner and operator of self-unloading vessels. Headquartered in Montreal with divisions based in the United States, the United Kingdom, Norway, Singapore and Australia, The CSL Group delivers more than 80 million tonnes of cargo annually for customers in the construction, steel, energy and agri-food sectors. Trillium Class is a trademark of The CSL Group.