Lantic and Fednav celebrate 45 years of business
Montreal, QC—Fednav Limited, Canada’s largest international dry bulk maritime transport group, last week marked the first visit of its ship,Federal Sable, to the Lantic Sugar Terminal at the Port of Montreal. This event highlights the exceptional partnership between these two Montreal institutions.
Federal Sable came to Montreal with a cargo of 32,500 tonnes of raw sugar from Brazil to supply the Lantic refinery.
It is the first in a series of twenty-one new ships ordered from Japanese and Chinese shipyards and is one of eight 37,200 DWT ice-class vessels delivered by the Ouhua shipyard in China in 2012.
The welcoming ceremony was attended by Mark Pathy, President and co-CEO of Fednav, Ed Makin, President and CEO of Lantic Sugar, Jo Makin, godmother of the Federal Sable, Sylvie Vachon, President and CEO of the Montreal Port Authority, and Mario Blanchet, Executive Vice-President of Logistec Corporation.
At the event, Mark Pathy had this to say: "Fednav is proud to serve Lantic with a new ship that is more efficient and of higher capacity. Fednav began serving Lantic (then St. Lawrence Sugar) in Montreal in 1967 and continues to supply the company with modern, environmentally responsible ships."
The Fednav Group
Fednav Limited is an international shipowner and operator headquartered in Montreal. Its principal activities involve the transport of bulk and general cargo around the world. The Group has offices in Antwerp, Brisbane, Hamburg, London, Rio de Janeiro, Singapore and Tokyo, as well as regional offices in Canada and the United States. The Group also has terminals, logistics, and ship agency divisions. In 2010, the direct economic impact of the Group in Quebec amounted to over $110 million. The company employs 260 office staff worldwide and more than 1,700 crew members.
Lantic Inc. operates cane sugar refineries in Montreal, Quebec and Vancouver, British Columbia, as well as the only Canadian sugar beet processing facility in Taber, Alberta. Lantic Inc.'s sugar products are marketed under the "Lantic" trademark in Eastern Canada, and the "Rogers" trademark in Western Canada, and include granulated, icing, cube, yellow and brown sugars, liquid sugars, and specialty syrups.
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