The CSL Tacoma concluded her maiden voyage from Chengxi Shipyard in Jiangyin, China on schedule, arriving in Port McNeill, British Columbia on October 30th at 10:00 local time. Commanded by Captain Denys Symonov and Chief Engineer Orlov Sergiy, she is the last of Canada Steamship Lines’ three state-of-the-art, new Trillium Class self-unloading Panamax vessels, which includes her sister ships, the Rt. Hon. Paul E. Martin and the CSL Tecumseh.
Upon her arrival in Port McNeill, the CSL Tacoma was immediately loaded with a cargo of aggregates, and left port on November 1st for discharging in the San Francisco Bay area. She arrived in Redwood City on November 6th, and was greeted by the Port with a welcome ceremony to celebrate her maiden voyage. Port Chair, Lorianna Kastrop, and representatives from CSL Americas were all on hand to greet the state-of-the-art new vessel as she made her grand entrance.
Named after the Native American word for Mount Rainier – a massive volcanic mountain located southeast of Seattle, Washington – the CSL Tacoma is now set to transit the Panama Canal to operate in East Coast trades.
CSL’s Trillium Class vessels are currently the most advanced self-unloading ships in the world. Equipped to meet the evolving business needs and high environmental standards of customers, CSL’s next-generation vessels feature the latest engine technology and hull design to increase fuel efficiency and decrease air emissions, as well as state-of-the-art cargo handling systems to minimize dust and cargo residue.