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Fednav pushes ahead fleet renewal with ten new lakers from Japan

Canadian bulk carrier operator Fednav has signed a shipbuilding contract with Japan’s Sumisho Marine and Oshima Shipbuilding for ten lake-fitted bulkers, with the first vessel expected to deliver in mid-2023. No price has been revealed.

The lakers will be delivered with Tier III engines and the capability of burning biofuels. Fednav said the newbuilds will be its most efficient vessels to date, reducing carbon emissions by 33% compared to the vessels they will replace.

“These new vessels are aligned with our long-term strategy to invest in our future and support our transition toward more sustainable shipping,” said Paul Pathy, president and CEO of Fednav.

The Montreal-headquartered company operates a fleet of around 120 bulk carriers, of which 60 are owned.

Adis Ajdin

Adis is an experienced news reporter with a background in finance, media and education. He has written across the spectrum of offshore energy and ocean industries for many years and is a member of International Federation of Journalists. Previously he had written for Navingo media group titles including Offshore Energy, Subsea World News and Marine Energy.


  1. Lakers or lake fitted?
    Does the reporter know the difference?
    If lakers are being built, this is big news, if lakes fitted ships are built, not so much.
    Can this be clarified?
    Thank you?

    1. These are lakers. They trade in Great Lakes. They can transit st.Lawrence sea way. You can google it.

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