Federal Sutton arrived at sunrise this morning with some wisps of sea smoke and a light coating of frozen spray around the bow. The ship was built in 2012 by Zhejiang Ouhua Shipbuilding Co in Zhoushan, China.
Fednav ships used to be regular callers here. At one time they had a regular run bring in tire cores for Michelin. Those cargoes are now containerized and carried by other lines. A number of Fednav ships are ice strengthened and regularly serve the Upper St.Lawrence and Saguenay in winter. They used to come here to embark or disembark ice advisors, and that no longer happens in Halifax, but off Sydney.
Fednav added is 60th owned vessel in July, one of 22 bulkers ordered from Oshima Shipyard in Japan since 2013. Earlier this year Fednav also ordered a replacement for its Canadian flagged icebreaking bulker //tanker Arctic. It will join the fleet in 2020.