Canada Steamship Lines welcomed the final of four Trillium Class self-unloading lakers, the Baie Comeau. The vessel arrived in the port of Montreal on August 24. The Baie Comeau’s maiden voyage began on June 30 when it set sail from Chengxi Shipyard in Jiangyin, China. It was commanded by Captain Andriy Bondarenko and Chief Engineer Francis Cotton.
The Baie Comeau joins its sisterships, the Thunder Bay, the Whitefish Bay and the Baie St. Paul. Two new bulk carriers are also set to join the Canada Steamship Lines fleet in 2013-2014. The four new lakers and two bulkers are part of the CSL Group’s broader fleet renewal program, which includes three new Trillium Class Panamax self-unloading vessels for the CSL Americas fleet. The Rt. Hon. Paul E. Martin and the CSL Tecumseh are now operating along the coasts of the Americas and will be joined by a third Panamax, the CSL Tacoma, later in 2013.