Built at the Oshima shipyard in Japan, the Federal Bering and its sister-
ships have box-shaped holds in order to facilitate the handling of general
The company’s activities are by no means restricted to the St Lawrence
Seaway. With a combination of Handysize, Supramax and Ultramax
vessels, Fednav also owns and operates two of the most powerful bulk-
carrying icebreakers along with the largest ice-class bulker fleet in the
“By continuing to expand our fleet and operations, our fleet will be
one of the most modern, efficient, and environmentally friendly trading
between Europe and North America, especially in the Great Lakes and St.
Lawrence Seaway System,” said Etienne De Vel, Commercial Manager of
The outstanding environmental characteristics of these vessels include:
- 25% fewer greenhouse gas emissions than similar vessels built less than 15 years ago;
- a decrease of over 15% nitrogen oxide emissions;
- a B+ rating from shippingefficiency.org; and
- a CLEAN notation from the DNV/GL classification society.
On the vessel’s maiden voyage, the Federal Bering departed the Port of Antwerp transporting mainly steel products
and some project cargoes on its way to
Chicago and Burns Harbor, Indiana.
Fednav is an international ship-owning
company headquartered in Montreal,
Canada. Its principal activities include the
transport of bulk and general cargo
worldwide. The company has offices in
Antwerp, Barbados, Hamburg, Rio de Janeiro,
London, Singapore, and Tokyo and regional
offices in Canada and the United States.
Fednav also has terminal, logistics, ice
analysis, and shipping agency services and
divisions. It employs 280 people and nearly
2,000 crew members and stevedores. D