Fednav Takes Delivery of Its 60th Bulker

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: Fednav Canada’s dry bulk shipping company Fednav has accepted delivery of its 60th owned bulk carrier, MV Federal Dee.The 34,500 dwt newbuilding is the latest in a series of 22 box-hold Handysize bulk carriers ordered from Japanese Oshima Shipyard of Japan. The order is part of the company’s fleet rejuvenation and extension program.Featuring a length of 200 meters and the width of 23.8 meters, the bulker is currently worth USD 22.5 million, VesselsValue’s data shows.Earlier this year, Fednav inked a 20-year partnership agreement with Glencore to build and operate a new icebreaking bulk carrier to replace the company’s MV Arctic. Scheduled for delivery in 2020, the new 30,000 dwt Polar Class 4 mine support vessel was ordered by Japan Marine United (JMU) Corporation.“Investing recently more than USD 600 million into its newbuilding program, the company clearly demonstrates continued confidence in the shipping markets and its commitment to the Arctic, St. Lawrence, and Great Lakes trades,” Fednav said in a statement.Fednav operates a bulker fleet of over 100 owned, long-term chartered and spot chartered ships.last_img read more

Provinces feeling left out of child welfare reform Saskatchewan minister

first_imgThe Canadian Press SASKATOON — Saskatchewan’s Minister of Social Services says he and his provincial and territorial counterparts are feeling left out of Ottawa’s plan to reform child welfare.Paul Merriman and other social services ministers met in Saskatoon this week to discuss Bill C-92, legislation aimed at reducing the over-representation of Indigenous children in foster care.Merriman says it’s concerning they were unable to speak directly with federal Minister of Indigenous Services Seamus O’Regan without representatives from national Indigenous organizations in the room.Merriman says he is concerned about the implementation of the legislation, as well as its timing and what funding will be attached.He believes there are many unknowns, such as what will happen to the province’s existing agreements with First Nations that are delivering child and family services.Merriman says when it comes to the bill, Ottawa is focusing on what’s gone wrong with provincial child welfare, like the Sixties Scoop, and not factoring in improvements made since.The Federation of Soverign Indigenous Nations has called Saskatchewan’s child care situation a crisis.last_img read more