Belledune Port Authority (BPA) officially greeted Captain Rodrigo Billon Saloma, Master of the MV BBC Quebec, the first ship to lay anchor at the port of Belledune in 2013.

The BBC Quebec is registered in St. John’s, Antigua, and her last port of call before arriving in Belledune was Port of Panama Canal. The vessel’s agent is Calypso Marine Agency, represented by Raymond Corbin. The MV “BBC Quebec” docked at the port of Belledune the evening of January 8th, 2013 where she commenced unloading approximately 5,900 tonnes of lead. Its next stop will be at Port of Montreal.

MV BBC QuebecBarry Kyle, Chairman of BPA’s Board of Directors, presented Captain Rodrigo Billon Saloma with a commemorative gift at a ceremony held at BPA’s administrative offices.

Mr. Kyle also took the opportunity to welcome the Captain, with his Chief Officer, Alan Ngo Chu, and Chief Engineer, Olcksander Prybylchenko, to Port of Belledune as well as thank the staff and Board of Directors for their continuous support. He also stated that “2012 was an exceptional year for Belledune Port Authority – full of change and progress! We have welcomed new tenants to our facilities, as well as new Board and staff members, celebrated long-term partnerships and have been building new partnerships that will have lasting and positive impacts for our communities and the region. After more than a decade of transformation, BPA is enabling a stronger future and looking forward is a must. Belledune … Unlimited!”

Benoit Cormier, representing Xstrata Zinc-Brunswick Smelter, and Donald Roy, representing Eastern Canada Stevedoring, also attended the ceremony.

Crew MV BBC Quebec