MONTREAL, Nov. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - The Fednav Group was presented
with the coveted IBJ award for Bulk Ship Operator of the Year at a gala
dinner organized by the International Bulk Journal and held at the Elysée Hotel in Hamburg last night.
This award highlights Fednav's contribution to maritime trade, as well
as its leadership in the implementation of higher industry operating
standards including efficiency, environmental protection, and safety.
In 2012, Fednav took delivery of 11 new vessels and currently has 12
ice-class ships on order to deliver in 2013-2016, including one
ice-breaking bulk carrier to service Canadian Royalties' nickel and
copper mine in the Canadian Arctic and six Lakes-suitable vessels
designed to consume less fuel, reduce carbon emissions by 20%, and
maximize cargo intake.
Before an international audience, Suzanne Bleau-Myrand, Director of
Marketing for Fednav, proudly accepted the Bulk Ship Operator of the
Year award, a prize that exemplifies the dedication and hard work of
the Group's management and employees. It is worth noting that this is
the second time since the inception of the IBJ awards in 2009 that
Fednav has received this prestigious prize. Also that year, Fednav's MV
Umiak I won the Bulk Ship of the Year award. Additionally, at last year's
event, Fednav Chairman, Laurence Pathy, received the Lifetime
Fednav wishes to thank not only the International Bulk Journal for
hosting the event, but also its ship managers, customers, and suppliers
for their contribution and continued support.
With nearly 70 years of experience, Fednav is a privately owned shipping
company and is the largest international dry-bulk shipping group in
Canada. The company employs 250 office staff worldwide—145 in its
Montreal headquarters—and maintains commercial offices overseas in
Antwerp, Brisbane, Charlotte, London, Hamburg, Rio de Janeiro,
Singapore, and Tokyo.
For more information, please visit www.fednav.com.
SOURCE Fednav Ltd.
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