CSL and Viterra set grain load record at Port of Thunder Bay
Canada Steamship Lines reached a historic milestone at the Viterra terminal in the Port of Thunder Bay last week, when it loaded a record-setting 31 362 t of grain on CSL Welland, breaking the previous record of 31 143 t. The cargo of wheat will be discharged in Montreal, Canada, destined for international markets.
The 36 364 DWT Trillium Class bulk carrier is currently running on second generation biodiesel made from non-food biomass, adding to the significance of this remarkable accomplishment.
“I commend Captain Rowe and his crew, the Viterra team, the Port of Thunder Bay, as well as our CSL teams on the ground who contributed to this achievement,” said Louis Martel, CSL President and CEO.
“Safely maximising cargo load on a ship depends on many factors such as load sequencing and distribution, draft restrictions, vessel weight, water level and weather. In collaboration with the Viterra team, we were able to plan for and make the most of favourable conditions.”
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