The Port of Churchill in Manitoba marked a historic event as the largest vessel in the Port’s history, the MV Invader, completed its loading of 56,100 tonnes of wheat, and departed for Egypt this month.
The Port of Churchill routinely welcomes vessels with a capacity of 30, 000 tonnes. This panamax size vessel marks the first 55, 000 tonne or more vessel to call at the Port of Churchill.
“This is a very significant event for the Port of Churchill. This panamax size vessel, in addition to our continued commitment to upgrade our facilities, proves the Port is a modern, safe and efficient operation while continuing to moving us forward,” said Gary Rennick, Chief Operating Officer. “Completion of the dredging program was essential to MV Invader’s visit and to the continued expansion and development of the Port”, he concluded.
The Honourable Gary Doer, Premier of Manitoba, the Honourable Steve Ashton, Minister of Transportation and Government Services and the Honourable Eric Robinson, Minister of Aboriginal and Northern Affairs for Manitoba, joined OmniTRAX officials in commemorating this event with the captain and crew of the MV Invader.
OmniTRAX says will be aggressively marketing this size vessel to the maritime community.
With its strategic location in the North American trade corridor and with prime access to the Western Canadian grain catchement area, the Port says it will continue to be at cost advantage for commodity shippers in European, Middle Eastern and North African markets.
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