MONTREAL, Nov. 20, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - The Baie St. Paul, Canada Steamship Lines' (CSL) first of four new Trillium Class self-unloading Lakers was honoured last evening with the prestigious 2012 Bulk Ship of the Year Award at the International Bulk Journal (IBJ) Gala dinner held in Hamburg, Germany.
Presented to the year's most outstanding individual bulk ship or newly built vessel, the award recognizes the operational efficiency, design innovation, and superior safety and environmental features that set the Baie St. Paul apart from other vessels.
"It is with great pride that CSL accepts this award on behalf of its dedicated design and newbuild teams who, with their creativity, talent and dedication, helped deliver our exceptional vessel," remarked Louis Martel, President of Canada Steamship Lines. "As CSL prepares to welcome the Baie St. Paul into the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway market, this award underscores our ongoing commitment to excellence and to providing our customers with the most advanced bulk shipping solutions."
En route to the Port of Montreal from Jiangyin, China, the Baie St. Paul recently transited through the Panama Canal and is expected to complete her maiden voyage in early December. A real-time map tracking the voyage of the Baie St. Paul is posted on CSL's Web site at www.csl.ca.
CSL International also recently welcomed the Rt. Hon. Paul E. Martin, a new CSL Trillium Class self-unloading Panamax vessel currently operating throughout the Americas. The Rt. Hon. Paul E. Martin will be joined by two sister Trillium Class Panamax ships to be delivered to the CSL International fleet in 2013.
Canada Steamship Lines and CSL International are divisions of The CSL Group, the world's largest owner and operator of self-unloading vessels. Headquartered in Montreal with divisions based in the United States, the United Kingdom, Norway, Singapore and Australia, The CSL Group delivers more than 80 million tonnes of cargo annually for customers in the construction, steel, energy and agri-food sectors. Trillium Class is a trademark of The CSL Group.
SOURCE: Le Groupe CSL Inc.
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Brigitte Hébert, Manager, Communications