Belledune Port Authority (BPA) saw Captain Ryszard Jaroslaw Maliczak and his crew arrive at Port of Belledune through the night of May 24, 2012 from Wilmington, NC, to load armour stone that will sail to Bridgetown, Barbados for the Government of Barbados, Ministry of Environment – Coastal Zone Management Unit. This is the first time armour stone is being shipped from Belledune to Bridgetown.

“We have been working on this new business opportunity since 2004 and were thrilled to finally see the M.V. Baltic Pearl arrive at the Port of Belledune’s M.D. Young Terminal”, said Daniel Roy, owner of Roy’s Trucking & Landscaping Ltd. “Diversifying our markets and growing with the needs of global customers has been our focus; we are hopeful that this shipment proves to be the first of many.”

Belledune is home to some of the highest-quality aggregates in the world and to several quarry owners who have developed this commodity over the past number of years. Approximately 20,200 tonnes of armour stone was loaded on the M. V. Baltic Pearl by Eastern Canada Stevedoring, stevedores and terminal operator for M.D. Young Terminal.

“Over the past few years BPA has seen interested companies from around the world visit Belledune to see first-hand the aggregates available as well as the port,” said Jenna MacDonald, Director of Marketing at BPA. “This new shipment and new route is a testament to the hard work of Daniel Roy and his team at Roy’s Trucking & Landscaping Ltd. as well as partners Cyber Freight Systems and Eastern Canada Stevedoring that were able to provide guidance when shipping to new markets.”