New Great Lakes Vessel Algoma Harvester to be christened in Hamilton

by Canadian Shipper

HAMILTON, Ont.– Algoma Central Corporation, Canada’s largest domestic ship owner, will christen its new environmentally and technologically advanced vessel M/V Algoma Harvester at a special ceremony at the Port of Hamilton (Pier 26 South) onThursday, July 17th.

Speakers will include Greg Wight, CEO of Algoma Central Corporation, Jim Baske, CEO of ArcelorMittal Dofasco as well as Kathy Baske, the vessel’s official sponsor. Mrs. Baske will perform the traditional blessing and christening during the ceremony.

Part of a $400 million investment in fleet renewal by St. Catharines-based Algoma Central, the vessel is 45 per cent more energy efficient and is designed to operate with a fully integrated, closed loop, exhaust gas scrubbing system that eliminates 97 per cent of all sulphur oxide emissions. Algoma’s EQUINOX CLASS vessels are part of afleet renewal that aims to move Great Lakes shipping into the 21st century. The Algoma Harvester will carry iron ore for companies like ArcelorMittal Dofasco as well as North American grain, said Algoma Central.

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