Iron ore loading and discharge operation – MV Baie Comeau – Superior, Wisconsin to Quebec City
In August 2017, CSL filmed the voyage of MV Baie Comeau, a Trillium Class, 34,500 DWT self-unloading Laker, from Superior, Wisconsin, to Quebec City, Quebec in Canada.
Over the course of this 24/7 operation, the vessel loaded iron ore pellets in Superior at a rate of 3,500 mt/hr, and transited through confined waters and lock systems including the Soo Locks, the Welland Canal and the Montreal/Lake Ontario lock system. From Lake Superior to the St. Lawrence River, the ship experienced a drop in elevation of 177 metres (581 feet).
The cargo of iron ore pellets was discharged in Quebec City at an unload rate of 3,500 mt/hr. The pellets were then transferred to an ocean-going vessel bound for export markets.
CSL’s self-unloaders offer exceptional value, speed, versatility and efficiency, resulting in reduced shore infrastructure and labour requirements, and minimum environmental impact.