McKeil adds new bulk car­rier to grow­ing fleet

The Hamilton Spectator - - BUSINESS -

Hamil­ton’s McKeil Ma­rine is grow­ing again, adding a sec­ond bulk car­rier to its fleet.

The newly re­named Florence Spirit boasts four cargo holds. It joins the Evans Spirit, the com­pany’s first bulk car­rier, which was ac­quired last year and named af­ter com­pany founder Evans McKeil. The Florence Spirit is named af­ter Evans’ wife.

Built in 2004, the new car­rier is a 136-by-21-me­tre gen­eral cargo ves­sel ca­pa­ble of car­ry­ing 13,500 met­ric tons. The ves­sel will carry pow­dered ce­ment and raw ma­te­ri­als for the ce­ment in­dus­try, among other bulk cargo.

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