Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner
E-mail


Fednav's Nunavik completes historic Northwest Passage voyage to China

2014-10-21

After departing from Deception Bay in northern Québec on September 19 with a cargo of nickel concentrate, Fednav's Nunavik completed its historic voyage through the Northwest Passage to its destination port in China on October 15.

The newest and most powerful icebreaking ship in the fleet of Montreal-based Fednav was the first to transit the NWP completely and unescorted with an Arctic cargo, which was unloaded at the port of Bayuquan, Liaoning Province, China.

Master of the 31,700 DWT bulk carrier was Captain Randy Rose, a mariner with 25 years of experience in Arctic shipping. And the chief engineer was Gary Bishop, who was on board to initially take delivery of the Nunavik in Japan before proceeding through the Panama Canal to Deception Bay and then to China via the NWP.

By favouring the NWP over a traditional route via the Panama Canal, the Nunavik saved about 5,000 nautical miles or 20 days sailing time and more than 1,300 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions. (Photo Tim Keane/Fednav)

 
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner