Left to right : Mr. Marc-André Savard, Director-Operation and Harbour Master - Port of Saguenay, Mr. Jan Per Richardt, Vessel Captain, Mr. Carl Laberge, President and CEO - Port of Saguenay, Mr. Raynald Tremblay, Regional Director - Montreal Marine Services, et Mr. Luc Bergeron, Operation Manager - QSL.
The Port of Saguenay welcomed its first ocean-going vessel of the year while the M/V JAEGER ARROW docked at the Marcel-Dionne wharf in Grande-Anse at 8 pm on January 1, 2020. The Saguenay Port Authority, represented by President and CEO Carl Laberge and the Director of Operations and Harbor Master, Marc-André Savard, underscored this tradition by presenting a commemorative plaque to the captain, Mr. Jan Per Richardt.
Flying the flag of the Bahamas, the M/V JAEGER ARROW, arriving from Rotterdam in the Netherlands, arrived at the Port of Saguenay with a shipment of liquid pitch and general goods intended for the regional industry. The vessel, 171 meters long, with a maximum draft of 11 m and a capacity of 24,000 metric tons, left port on January 5, 2020 in the early evening after having loaded the aluminum for Europe.
Maritime tradition demands that the first ocean-going vessel to anchor the waters of the Port of Saguenay be underlined in a special way. To be eligible, the vessel must absolutely be an oceanic vessel coming from a foreign port, it must have crossed without having made a stopover before arriving at the Port of Saguenay and it must come to carry out a loading or unloading operation at the port.
An exceptional 2019 for the Port of Saguenay
The Port of Saguenay reached a new historic high in terms of cargo handling in 2019, while maintaining similar traffic to the previous year with 62 ships docked for the last year. More than 635,900 tonnes of goods were therefore transhipped, an increase of more than 267,300 tonnes with 2018. This strong increase is explained in particular by the large volume of de-icing salts received, intended for the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region, on the Côte Nord, the Quebec region and the Great Lakes.