Fednav Limited, Canada’s largest international dry-bulk maritime transport group, recently marked the first visit of its ship, Federal Sable, to the Lantic Sugar Terminal at the port of Montreal on October 16 with a cargo of 32,500 tonnes of raw sugar from Brazil. This event highlights the exceptional partnership between these two Montreal institutions.
Federal Sable is the first in a series of twenty-one new ships ordered by Fednav from Japanese and Chinese shipyards, and is one of eight 37,200-dwt ice-class vessels delivered by the Ouhua shipyard in China in 2012.
The welcoming ceremony was attended by Mark Pathy, President and co-CEO of Fednav, Ed Makin, President and CEO of Lantic Sugar, Jo Makin, godmother of the Federal Sable, Sylvie Vachon, President and CEO of Montreal Port Authority, and Mario Blanchet, Executive Vice-President of Logistec Corporation.
At the event, Mark Pathy commented that “Fednav is proud to serve Lantic with a new ship that is more efficient and of higher capacity.” Fednav began serving Lantic (then St. Lawrence Sugar) in Montreal in 1967 and continues to supply the company with modern, environmentally responsible ships.
Lantic Inc’s original cane sugar refinery was established in 1888, and has undergone numerous renovations and expansions throughout the years. The most recent, completed in December 2000 raised annual melt capacity from 210,000 to 440,000 tonnes of refined sugar (over 600,000 tonnes employing overtime). Lantic operates cane sugar refineries in Montreal and Vancouver, as well as the only Canadian sugar beet processing facility in Taber, Alberta. Its sugar products are marketed under the “Lantic” trademark in Eastern Canada, and the “Rogers” trademark in Western Canada, and include granulated, icing, cube, yellow and brown sugars, liquid sugars, and specialty syrups. Rogers Sugar Inc., a publicly owned company, owns all of the outstanding shares of Lantic Inc.