CSL’s MV Nukumi Named Bulk Ship of the Year 2022

Nov 23


Canada Steamship Lines (“CSL”), is pleased to announce that its latest newbuild self-unloading vessel, MV Nukumi, was named Bulk Ship of the Year 2022 last Monday evening at the prestigious International Bulk Journal (“IBJ”) Awards in Rotterdam, Netherlands. 

Presented to the year’s most outstanding bulk ship or newly built vessel, the award recognizes the many innovations built into the design of MV Nukumi to enhance safety, efficiency and performance, and to reduce the vessel’s overall environmental footprint.

I am honoured to accept this award on behalf of our newbuild teams who custom designed and built such an outstanding ship to service our customer, Windsor Salt. IBJ’s notable acknowledgment underscores CSL’s ongoing commitment to providing our customers with the most advanced, safe and sustainable bulk shipping solutions.

Louis Martel, CSL President and CEO

The cutting-edge 26,000 DWT MV Nukumi is the first diesel-electric Laker and the first single point loader to operate in Canada. The ship features a unique hull design, quieter machinery, a single point of loading system and a shuttle boom.

CSL partner EMS-Tech Inc. was also recognized by IBJ, receiving the Best Ship Loading or Unloading System award for its contribution in delivering MV Nukumi’s state-of-the-art self-loading and self-unloading systems.

CSL thanks the Ministère des Transports du Québec for its role in acquiring and installing equipment that helped reduce the new vessel’s greenhouse gas emissions.

CSL owner Paul Martin and Louis Martel, CSL President and CEO, accept the Bulk Ship of the Year 2022 Award presented by Class NK. Left to right: Dr. Abdul Rahim, Corporate Officer and Regional Managing Director, Class NK, Paul Martin, CSL owner, Louis Martel, CSL President and CEO, and Ray Girvan, Publisher, IBJ