Algoma Central Corporation takes delivery of Algoma Sault
Algoma Central Corporation has taken delivery of the Algoma Sault, the second Seaway-max Equinox Class self-unloading bulk carrier from Yangzijiang Shipyard in China. The vessel departed the shipyard February 3 and is expected to arrive in the Seaway system late March, resulting in the ship being available for service in the upcoming navigation season.
The Algoma Sault will be the seventh Equinox Class vessel to join Algoma’s domestic dry bulk fleet, which now includes four gearless bulkers and three self-unloaders. Five additional vessels are under development contracts.
“The addition of the Algoma Sault to our domestic fleet will further strengthen our position on the Great Lakes, and we look forward to her arrival,” said Ken Bloch Soerensen, President and CEO of Algoma. “The Algoma Sault is the second Equinox Class 740-foot self-unloader to be delivered, and she will join her sister ship, the Algoma Niagara, in operations this spring.”
In addition to the two new 740-foot self-unloaders, the Algoma Conveyer, which the company acquired in 2017 at auction from the failed Nantong Mingde shipyard, is undergoing refurbishment and final construction at the shipyard and is expected to be completed and delivered in early 2019.