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Fednav Ltd.

  • First Arctic cargo shipped through the Northwest Passage

    September 19, 2014 by Canadian Shipper

    MONTREAL, Que.–Fednav’s MV Nunavik has sailed from Deception Bay en route to China via Canada’s Northwest Passage, with a full cargo of nickel concentrate. The Nunavik will be one of the first commercial vessels to transit the Northwest Passage completely,

  • Fednav one of Canada’s top employers for young people for 2014

    April 28, 2014 by Canadian Shipper

    MONTREAL, Que.–Fednav Limited won the award for Montreal’s Top Employer earlier this year and today announced that the company has also been recognized by Mediacorp as one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People for 2014. Fednav is the first

  • Fednav using drones in Arctic shipping

    March 25, 2014 by Canadian Shipper

    MONTREAL, Que.– Fednav recently became the first shipping company to employ drones, or Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAV), for ice reconnaissance on a commercial voyage, the company announced. The Umiak I, one of Fednav’s most powerful icebreakers, used a variety of

  • Fednav increases its Great Lakes Fleet with 6 new ocean-going lakers in 2015

    May 30, 2013 by Canadian Shipper

    Montreal, Quebec– International maritime bulk carrier Fednav Limited will add six new oceangoing laker vessels to its fleet in 2015. Ordered with Sumitomo Corporation and Oshima Shipyard, the environmentally advanced vessels will be built in Japan and will add substantial

  • Fednav, Lantic celebrate 45 years of business with arrival of first ship

    October 19, 2012 by Canadian Shipper

    MONTREAL, Que. — Fednav Limited marked the first visit of its ship, Federal Sable, to the Lantic Sugar Terminal at the Port of Montreal at an event last week. In addition to welcoming the first ship, the event served to

  • Fednav adds six vessels to fleet

    August 17, 2012 by Canadian Shipper

    MONTREAL, Que. — Fednav has added six new “environmentally-advanced” vessels to its fleet. In partnership with Sumitomo Corporation and Oshima Shipyard, the vessels – to be built in Japan – are destined to become the flagships of Fednav’s fleet of

  • Fednav welcomes first in series of 14 new ships

    September 21, 2011 by Canadian Shipper

    MONTREAL, Que. — Fednav Limited has welcomed the latest ship in its fleet, the Federal Sable, at a naming ceremony at Ouhua shipyard, in Zhoushan, China. The ship was named after the town of Sable River, N.S. The 37,200-DWT handysize

  • Fednav brings first of three green ships to Great Lakes

    June 9, 2011 by Canadian Shipper

    HAMILTON, Ont. — Fednav Group has invested in three new state-of-the-art vessels to trade on the Great Lakes-Seaway System. The first of these ships, the MV Federal Yukina, arrived at Federal Marine Terminals in Hamilton this week from Japan, carrying

  • Shipping on the Frontier

    April 1, 2010 by Leo Ryan

    It’s estimated that the marine-dependent communities in Canada’s Far North will grow from about 50,000 inhabitants today to 66,000 by 2020. Most often in close partnership with Inuit interests, a select group of Canadian shipping enterprises have long been delivering

  • Shipping on the Arctic frontier

    April 1, 2010 by Lou Smyrlis, MCILT

    The Arctic has been described as a world made beautiful, treacherous and bountiful by ice. But today that ice is melting, and as it does so commercial interests are looking northward. Because of global warming, scientists estimate the Arctic could

  • Great Lakes industry announces bi-national information bureau (March 01, 2010)

    March 1, 2010 by Leo Ryan

    Exasperated by the persistent attacks of environmentalist lobbies, a plethora of confusing regulatory initiatives (especially by individual US states), and perceived unfair coverage in certain media outlets, the Canadian and US Great Lakes marine industries are uniting to establish a

  • Seaway Has Worst Year In Nearly Five Decades

    January 1, 2010 by Leo Ryan

    For the St. Lawrence Seaway, its stakeholders and shipping lines active on the North American waterway, the multiplier effect of the recession, notably in the steel and automobile industries, had a devastating impact on cargo shipments in 2009. And just