Algoma Conveyor
IMO 9619268

Upbound in the Seaway at Mariatown for the first time, April 22, 2019.
(Ron Beaupre)


During construction, Nantong Mingde Heavy Industry Co. Ltd. in Nantong City, China went out of business. Algoma acquired the Conveyor at auction from the failed shipyard in 2017. The ship was then tanken to Jiangsu New Yangzijiang Shipbuilding in Jiangsu, China for refurbishment and final construction.

The completed vessel departed China in February 2019 crossing the Pacific Ocean and travelling through the Panama Canal before ending its journey in Canada.  The Conveyor arrived in Canada reaching Sept Isles, Quebec on April 15. There it was changed to the Canadian Flag and a Canadian crew took over heading to Port Cartier to load their first cargo, iron ore pellets for Hamilton, Ontario.


Written by Roger LeLievre and Denny Dushane



Ship Particulars
Length 740' 00" (225.55m)
Beam 78' 00" (23.77m)
Depth 48' 03" (14.7m)
Midsummer Draft 31' 02" (9.5m)
Unloading Boom Conveyor Length 260' (79.25m)
Capacity 37,367 tons
Engine Power 11,144 bhp diesel

 


Algoma Conveyor 2017 - Today
(Algoma Central Corp.)

Upbound in the Seaway at Mariatown for the first time, April 22, 2019.
(Ron Beaupre)

On the Welland Canal for the first time heading for Lock 2, May 1, 2019.
(Barry Andersen)

Stern view.
(Barry Andersen)

Downbound in the Welland Bypass, May 5, 2019.
(Bill Bird)

Close up of the bow.
(Bill Bird)

Stern view.
(Bill Bird)

       

 


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