The first of the Algoma Central Corporation’s three Equinox class selfunloading bulk carriers for the Great Lakes and the St Lawrence Waterway arrived at the Quebec port of Sept Iles last November.
The Algoma Niagara, 39,000dwt, is the fifth Equinox Class vessel in Canada and has joined four gearless sister ships. She was reflagging as a Canadian ship before entering service.
Delivered last September this year, the Algoma Niagara was built at the Yangzijiang shipyard in Jiangsu, China. The 225.6m-long bulk carrier loaded her first cargo of iron ore at Port Cartier then sailed for Hamilton.
The Algoma Sault is expected to arrive in Canada in time to start the 2018 navigation season and the Algoma Conveyor which the company acquired at auction from the failed Nantong Mingde shipyard last year, is due to be delivered in early 2019.