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April 17, 2015: Top Hat Ceremony for First Ocean-going Vessel

The Cyprus-registered vessel M.V. Tundra became the first ocean-going “Salty” vessel to enter the Port of Thunder Bay during the 2015 navigation season, berthing at Richardson’s Main elevator this morning.  The vessel is loading 15,100 metric tonnes of Western Canadian Wheat destined for San Juan, Puerto Rico.  

Tundra is owned and operated by Montreal-based ship company Canfornav.  Canfornav is one of the largest ocean-going carriers calling the Great Lakes – St. Lawrence Seaway on a regular basis, transporting cargoes to and from worldwide destinations.  The agent for the vessel is Lake Superior Shipping Ltd., ocean ship agents in Thunder Bay since 1959. 

Tundra Captain Volodymyr Ovdiyenko and Chief Engineer Igor Galkin will be welcomed to the Port in an on-board “Top-Hat” ceremony today at 1:00p.m.