Montreal, March 12, 2014 – Fednav’s FALLine division is celebrating 55 years of consecutive direct maritime liner service from Europe to the St. Lawrence and Great Lakes’ ports.
It was with the opening of the Seaway in 1959 that Fednav first transported parcels of steel westbound to the heartland of North America under the name Federal Atlantic Lakes Line (FALLine). Initially an exercise of repositioning ships to load outbound grains at the head of the Lakes, FALLine developed into a competitive maritime service—combining steel beams, coils, plates, slabs, rods, etc., with bulk parcels and dimensional general cargo of various types including industrial and agricultural machinery (presses, transformers, generators, combines, large dryers), locomotives and railcars as well as yachts, windmill equipment, and tanks.
Today, FALLine offers over 40 sailings each year, mainly from Antwerp, Bremen or Brake (other load ports upon inducement) to Sorel, Hamilton, Cleveland, Detroit, Milwaukee, Burns Harbor, and other ports. During the winter the port of Sorel is called on a monthly basis.
Going forward, ISO/ISPS-certified FALLine will continue to offer its customers reliability and flexibility in scheduling, employing a modern fleet of Seaway maximum-size vessels, including six new box-hold Lakers to deliver in 2015 and a further six new Lakers in 2016, while remaining committed to reducing its environmental footprint.
For more information on FALLine, visit www.fednav.com/en/services/liner-shipping-falline
Contact (North America):
T 514.878.6647 | Cell. 514.889.6647
Etienne De Vel
T 32-03-821-1300| Cell. 32-0475-42-47-92
Fednav is an international ship-owning company headquartered in Montreal. Its principal activities include the transport of bulk and general cargo worldwide. The company has offices in Antwerp, Barbados, Hamburg, Rio de Janeiro, London, Singapore, and Tokyo, as well as regional offices in Canada and the United States. Fednav also has terminal, logistics, ice analysis, and shipping agency services and divisions. It employs 260 people and nearly 2000 crew members and stevedores.