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Fednav orders 10 super-eco lakers

Montreal, Quebec, headquartered Fednav Limited, Canada’s largest dry bulk shipping group, has signed an agreement with Sumisho Marine Co., Ltd. and Oshima Shipbuilding to build ten new ocean-going lakers. The ships will

Fednav restructures marine division

Canada’s largest ocean-going bulk shipping company, privately-owned Fednav Limited, is reorganizing its shipping businesses under one management entity. It says the aim is to better align the commercial and technical units toward

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Fednav takes delivery of 35,000 dwt ice class bulker

Montreal, Quebec, headquartered Fednav Limited yesterday took delivery of the Federal Montreal, its newest Great Lakes-suitable handysize vessel, in a ceremony at Japan’s Oshima Shipyard. The Federal Montreal is a 34,500 DWT

Fednav claims a Lakes BWTS first

AUGUST 23, 2016 — Canada’s Fednav Ltd today welcomed the Federal Caribou to the Port of Indiana – Burns Harbor. Recently delivered by Japan’s Oshima Shipbuilding, the ship is one of seven

Fednav claims a Lakes BWTS first

AUGUST 23, 2016 — Canada’s Fednav Ltd today welcomed the Federal Caribou to the Port of Indiana – Burns Harbor. Recently delivered by Japan’s Oshima Shipbuilding, the ship is one of seven

Fednav takes delivery of first BWTS equipped Laker

The ship, the 34,500 dwt ocean going laker Federal Biscay, is fitted with a ballast water treatment system (BWTS) — a first for ships transiting the Great Lakes, says Fednav, the largest international operator in the Great Lakes/Saint Lawrence Seaway System.

Fednav announced in April that it would equip all 12 ships in its Oshima shipyard newbuild program with BallastAce ballast water treatment systems (BWTS) (see earlier story).

Developed by JFE Engineering Corporation in Japan, the BallastAce system will be effective in both fresh and salt water. BallastAce operates through a combination of filtration and sodium hypochlorite (bleach) injection into the ship’s ballast system.

“This is a pivotal step in protecting the Great Lakes against invasive species and preserving biodiversity in the region,” said Paul Pathy, president and co-CEO of Fednav Limited. “Fednav is proud to be the first shipping company to deploy such systems, and we are pleased that the Federal Biscay is serving as a test ship for this technology.”

Fednav will start using BallastAce in the Great Lakes at the opening of the St. Lawrence Seaway in 2016.

With the assistance of Fednav, the BallastAce system (which is already USCG AMS approved) will continue the necessary testing for full U.S .Coast Guard type approval for fresh, brackish, and salt water at the GSI facility in Superior, WI, and at MERC in Baltimore, MD. During the first six months of 2016, the system installed on the Federal Biscay will be be used for the shipboard testing element of the type approval requirements.

Fednav expects that the IMO Ballast Water Management Convention, to which Canada is a signatory, will most likely enter into force in 2016, the year the U.S. Coast Guard and EPA require the installation of systems on ships trading in US waters.

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Fednav to fit BWTS in twelve laker newbuilds

APRIL 15, 2015 — Montreal, Quebec, headquartered Fednav Limited has ordered 12 BallastAce ballast water treatment systems (BWTS) for 12 lakers it currently has under construction at Japan’s Oshima Shipbuilding. The order

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Fednav back at Oshima Shipbuilding for six bulkers

AUGUST 16, 2012 — Fednav Limited, Canada’s largest international bulk carrier operator, today announced it has ordered of six more new vessels to its fleet. The environmentally advanced vessels will be built

Optimarin offers BWT leasing option

Sandnes, Norway, headquartered ballast water treatment (BWT) specialist Optimarin is offering what it says is the first leasing option in the BWT segment. It says it is making the move to meet