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Logistec forms new entity at Port Everglades

2017-09-05

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).

Logistec USA Inc., a subsidiary of Montreal-based Logistec Corporation, has signed a definitive agreement with Coleary Transport Co., Inc. Under the terms of the agreement, the companies have formed a new entity, Logistec Everglades LLC, to consolidate and expand their terminal operations and general cargo handling services at Port Everglades in Florida.

"This new partnership with Coleary will help us handle higher volumes of break-bulk in the strategic South Florida market," said Madeleine Paquin, President and Chief Executive Officer of Logistec. "This is Logistec's second expansion in Florida over the past six months and we are looking forward to widening our customer base in the U.S. Southeast and Gulf region."

"Our companies have been working closely together over the past three years. We make a great team and this agreement will allow us to grow our business in Port Everglades and deliver a wider range of specialized services to our clients," said William Coleman, President of Coleary.

Logistec has been operating in the United States for more than 20 years and handles bulk, break-bulk, and containers at various locations throughout Florida and the U.S. Gulf, including Port Everglades, Port Manatee, and Port Redwing (Port Tampa Bay). Coleary was established in 1992 and has been operating at Port Everglades since that time.

 

Logistec Corporation provides specialized services to the marine community and industrial companies. It offers bulk, break-bulk and container cargo handling in some 30 ports and 40 terminals located in eastern North America. In addition, Logistec offers marine transportation and cargo services geared principally to the Arctic coastal trade, short-line rail transportation services, as well as marine agency services to foreign shipowners and operators serving the Canadian market.

Logistec also operates in the environmental sector where it provides services to industrial, municipal and governmental customers for the trenchless structural rehabilitation of underground water mains, regulated materials management, site remediation, risk assessment, and manufacturing of woven hoses. (Photo Logistec).

 
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