Algoma Central Corporation welcomes new vessel to fleet – Algoma Mariner first completely new Canadian-flag dry-bulk carrier on Great Lakes in over 25 years

By RON SAMSON

The MV Algoma Mariner, the first completely new Canadian-flag dry-bulk carrier to be brought into service on the Great Lakes in more than 25 years, was christened in a special ceremony in Port Colborne, Ont., on Aug. 25. Continue reading

Port of Hamilton: cargo diversification the name of the game – Goal is to double volume of non-steel-related commodities

By RON SAMSON

The Hamilton Port Authority’s strategic plan calls for the handling of a greater diversity of cargoes through the port. The creation of the Parrish & Heimbecker grain facility and the relocation of McAsphalt Industries to Hamilton from Toronto in 2010 are moving the port authority toward its goal. Continue reading

Great Lakes Feeder Lines’ second ship comes in

Carrier will also manage crewing and technical requirements for MarineLink

By RON SAMSON

Great Lakes Feeder Lines’ second vessel, the Arctic Sea, made its inaugural visit to the Port of Hamilton at the end of July to ­discharge steel coils at Pier 14, operated by Federal Marine Terminals. The coils, made in Spain, will be galvanized in Hamilton before being delivered to a pro­minent car-maker. Continue reading