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McAsphalt renames tug after
one of founding partners

2017-02-21

McKeil Marine's Evans Spirit  won the International Bulk Journal's 2016 Ship of the Year Award during the IBJ's Salute to Excellence in the Maritime Bulk Industry gala awards ceremony in London, UK on November 21.
"It's a fantastic way to closeout our 60th anniversary year: having a vessel named after our founder, Evans McKeil, win this prestigious international award," said Steve Fletcher, President and CEO of McKeil Marine.
Acquired by McKeil in 2015, the Evans Spirit is a cargo ship with the shallow draught characters of a tug and barge; however, compared to a tug-and-barge unit, she can transport approximately 40 per cent more cargo about 50 per cent faster on a very similar amount of fuel.  She is in service throughout the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River.
Evans Spirit was shortlisted for 2016 Ship of the Year competing with three other vessels: CS Bright, Mitsui OSK Lines, Japan;  Damen Shipyards, Netherlands; and MN Baroque, Swiss Marine, Switzerland. The award is presented to the owner, operator or builder of an outstanding individual bulk ship. Judged on operational efficiency, design innovation, safety and environmental protection, the Evans Spirit was selected as winner. (Photo Paul Beesley).

McKeil Marine  announced  that it has entered into an agreement with Essroc Canada, part of Lehigh Hanson, Inc., to provide a cement vessel for the transportation of various cement products from Essroc's production facility in Picton, Ontario to their terminals in Lake Ontario and Lake Erie.

McAsphalt Marine Transportation Limited has announced the renaming of the tug Victorious to the Leo A. McArthur in memory of one of the two founding partners of the Miller-McAsphalt Group of Companies.

The Leo A. McArthur (ex Victorious) was built in 2009 at the Penglai Bohai shipyard in China. The Canadian flagged tug is 35.7m long with a beam of 13.5m and a depth of 8.0m. It is powered by two MaK 2500 H.P engines and is paired with the double hulled, OPA 90 compliant barge, the 'John J. Carrick'.

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McKeil Marine enters long-term
agreement with Essroc

2017-02-20

McKeil Marine's Evans Spirit  won the International Bulk Journal's 2016 Ship of the Year Award during the IBJ's Salute to Excellence in the Maritime Bulk Industry gala awards ceremony in London, UK on November 21.
"It's a fantastic way to closeout our 60th anniversary year: having a vessel named after our founder, Evans McKeil, win this prestigious international award," said Steve Fletcher, President and CEO of McKeil Marine.
Acquired by McKeil in 2015, the Evans Spirit is a cargo ship with the shallow draught characters of a tug and barge; however, compared to a tug-and-barge unit, she can transport approximately 40 per cent more cargo about 50 per cent faster on a very similar amount of fuel.  She is in service throughout the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River.
Evans Spirit was shortlisted for 2016 Ship of the Year competing with three other vessels: CS Bright, Mitsui OSK Lines, Japan;  Damen Shipyards, Netherlands; and MN Baroque, Swiss Marine, Switzerland. The award is presented to the owner, operator or builder of an outstanding individual bulk ship. Judged on operational efficiency, design innovation, safety and environmental protection, the Evans Spirit was selected as winner. (Photo Paul Beesley).

McKeil Marine  announced  that it has entered into an agreement with Essroc Canada, part of Lehigh Hanson, Inc., to provide a cement vessel for the transportation of various cement products from Essroc's production facility in Picton, Ontario to their terminals in Lake Ontario and Lake Erie.

"This an exciting milestone contract for McKeil," said Steve Fletcher, President and Chief Executive Officer, McKeil.  "We highly value our relationship with Essroc.  We have worked collaboratively to generate the optimal marine solution."

McKeil Marine will acquire and operate Essroc's current vessel, the Stephen B. Roman, to provide cement transportation services during the 2017 St. Lawrence Seaway season.  To fulfill the long-term contract, McKeil will deliver a modern shallow draft vessel in early 2018.

The addition of the Stephen B. Roman to the McKeil fleet will provide many new opportunities for the marine logistics company.

"We will be looking to add about 30 new full time jobs in total between sailing and shore based positions," said Mr. Fletcher.

 
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CMC President sees
potential major opportunities
on infrastructure projects

2017-01-20

McKeil Marine's Evans Spirit  won the International Bulk Journal's 2016 Ship of the Year Award during the IBJ's Salute to Excellence in the Maritime Bulk Industry gala awards ceremony in London, UK on November 21.
"It's a fantastic way to closeout our 60th anniversary year: having a vessel named after our founder, Evans McKeil, win this prestigious international award," said Steve Fletcher, President and CEO of McKeil Marine.
Acquired by McKeil in 2015, the Evans Spirit is a cargo ship with the shallow draught characters of a tug and barge; however, compared to a tug-and-barge unit, she can transport approximately 40 per cent more cargo about 50 per cent faster on a very similar amount of fuel.  She is in service throughout the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River.
Evans Spirit was shortlisted for 2016 Ship of the Year competing with three other vessels: CS Bright, Mitsui OSK Lines, Japan;  Damen Shipyards, Netherlands; and MN Baroque, Swiss Marine, Switzerland. The award is presented to the owner, operator or builder of an outstanding individual bulk ship. Judged on operational efficiency, design innovation, safety and environmental protection, the Evans Spirit was selected as winner. (Photo Paul Beesley).

Bruce Burrows, new President of the Ottawa-based Chamber of Marine Commerce, sees opportunities for stakeholders in the Great Lakes/St. Lawrence System if both the Canadian government and Trump administration in Washington deliver on planned substantial infrastructure investments.

Speaking in Toronto at an annual CMC luncheon during the Marine Club events, Mr. Burrows said the waterway was a vital engine of sustainable growth that has "enormous untapped potential that can be unleashed to create more marine traffic at lower cost.

"I am convinced that inland and coastal shipping in Canada and the U.S. has tremendous capacity to grow. And current economic and political conditions are conducive to seeing this goal realized."

South of the border, he said, the new Trump administration " is set to roll out a trillion dollars in infrastructure spending - if the President delivers on campaign promises. This means there could be a whole lot more cargo being shipped on the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence, and our coasts to deliver these projects. Imagine the shipments of steel-making materials alone that would be needed. Investments in icebreaking resources, waterways, locks and portside infrastructure, and more efficient delivery of marine navigational services would unleash the full sustainable potential of shipping."

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