Windsor Port Authority Welcomes First Ships

Monday, April 23, 2018

Media Release

With the opening of the St. Lawrence Seaway System on March 29, the Port of Windsor had an early start to its shipping season with the arrival of its first laker vessel, the M.V. Baie Comeau, at K+S Windsor Salt on March 30 at 10:30 pm. The vessel loaded a full shipment of salt for delivery to Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

The first ocean-going vessel (saltie) of the season was also welcomed when it arrived at the ADM Windsor Grain Terminal on April 20, at 12:10 pm. The M.V. Mitiq is a Netherlands flagged vessel and left the United Kingdom in late March with stops at Montreal and Valleyfield, Quebec, before arriving in Windsor. The vessel took on a cargo of soybean meal and then headed on to Cleveland, Ohio where she picked up further cargo prior to heading out of the Seaway. The Windsor Harbourmaster, Peter Berry, was on hand when the ship arrived to present Captain Ruslan Fakhardintsev with the Port Authority’s traditional gift, “From the Vault”, a photo history of the City of Windsor.

President & CEO of the Windsor Port Authority, David Cree stated, “It’s always great to get the shipping season underway, and with the early arrival of both our first laker and first saltie, we believe 2018 will be a strong shipping season”.


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David Cree, President & CEO