Port of Thunder Bay Shipping Season Begins
The McKeil fleet, which has recently expanded and grown its presence in the port, has garnered the Top Hat Honour for the first time with the earliest ship to arrive in Thunder Bay after the spring opening of the Soo Locks. It also marks the first Top Hat cargo discharge to take place at the Trillium Distribution facility.
Thunder Bay’s Top Hat honour is usually captured by a bulk vessel taking on its first grain shipment of the season; this was nearly the case again: the bulker Algoma Sault arrived in port for grain just hours after the Sharon M1/Huron Spirit. Another bulker that wintered in Thunder Bay, CSL Welland, has also departed the port with a grain cargo.
Captain Ray Davis and Chief Engineer Vladimir Lats receive this year’s Top Hat honours, although there will be no ceremony due to the COVID-19 pandemic.Find out more port news in our March 2020 Newsletter Follow us for more updates Linkedin Twitter