On April 7, Oshawa Port Authority Chairman Gary Valcour and President and CEO, Donna Taylor welcomed Captain Kumar Abhinay, Master of M/V Federal Champlain to Oshawa. M/V Federal Champlain is the first general cargo vessel into the port of Oshawa for the 2017 navigation season. The vessel arrived to offload 17,815 metric tonnes of steel bars which were loaded in Turkey. Her next port of call is Hamilton.

Captain Kumar Abhinay was presented with the traditional Top Hat and a Bugati Port of Oshawa portfolio.

The 2017 season is shaping up to be another good one for the port of Oshawa with cargoes such as calcium chloride, liquid asphalt, salt, and potash remaining strong, in addition to greater volumes of steel products.