Canadian shipping company Desgagnés is continuing with its fleet expansion program as it has acquired the fifth vessel since March 2017.
The ship in question is the 2010-built Nordika Desgagnés, which features a length of 143 meters and a width of 22.8 meters.
With a carrying capacity of nearly 20,000 cubic meters excluding the main deck, the multi-purpose cargo ship is equipped with two cranes of 250 tons capacity each, has an additional 80-ton crane, holds an ice class equivalent to Lloyd’s 1A and can reach a speed of 15 knots.
“As for the previous acquisitions, the addition of the Nordika Desgagnés is part of an important fleet renewal and carrying capacity expansion program,” Louis-Marie Beaulieu, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Desgagnés, said.
“With the acquisition of the Damia Desgagnés last March, a brand-new asphalt-bitumen-chemical tanker followed by four cargo ships, the Taïga Desgagnés, the Acadia Desgagnés, the Argentia Desgagnés and now the Nordika Desgagnés, Desgagnés has, in the current year alone, invested close to CAD 115 million in its program focused on expanding both its general cargo and liquid bulk transportation capacity,” he added.
The 18,000 dwt Nordika Desgagnés can carry general cargo and dry bulk. With its carrying and heavy lifting capacities, this vessel is fully adapted for project cargo transportation, according to Desgagnés.
The ship will sail for several months each year to the Canadian Arctic to serve the mining industry.
Currently, Desgagnés owns and operates a fleet of 21 ships, with a total deadweight of nearly 360,000 tons or over 450,000 cubic meters of carrying capacity.