Delivery of bulk carrier Federal Montreal by Oshima Shipbuilding marks Fednav’s 50th DNV GL classed vessel
In a recent ceremony at Oshima Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., Canadian dry bulk shipping company Fednav Limited (Fednav) took delivery of Federal Montreal, its latest newbuild bulk carrier. The vessel is the 50th Fednav vessel classed by DNV GL, the company said in its release.
The 34,500 dwt international ice-class vessel Federal Montreal is one of six DNV GL classed newbuild bulk carriers contracted to Oshima Shipbuilding as part of Fednav’s vessel replacement program. The ship is designed to emit 30 per cent less greenhouse gases than similar vessels and is equipped with an Optimarin ultraviolet ballast water treatment system. Upon joining the fleet of Canada’s largest international bulk shipping company – which celebrates its 75th anniversary this year – the vessel will trade internationally, as well as in the St. Lawrence River and the Great Lakes region.
About Fednav Limited
Fednav Limited is Canada’s largest international bulk shipping company. Its fleet is comprised of more than 100 bulk carriers trading worldwide, 64 of these are owned. From offices on four continents, the company operates the largest fleet of Great Lakes-suitable ocean-going vessels, the largest fleet in the world of ice-class bulk carriers, and three icebreaking cargo ships that service the Arctic year-round.
About Oshima Shipbuilding
Oshima Shipbuilding Co. was established in 1973 in Japan and offers a broad portfolio of services, including ship construction, manufacturing & installation of steel structures. The company promotes and invests heavily in developing greener shipping concepts, especially for bulk carriers. To date, Oshima has constructed more than 800 vessels.
About DNV GL
DNV GL enables organizations to advance the safety and sustainability of their business.