Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Bulker Makes Maiden Stop at Vancouver, USA

By Karen Robes Meeks

Earlier this month, the 590-foot-long Handymax bulk carrier Iwagi Island arrived at the Port of Vancouver USA as a stop on its maiden voyage.

Capt. Yi Hai Yu of China and his 17-crew members were greeted Feb. 15 by representatives from Kinder Morgan Bulk Terminals, Cascade Marine Agencies Ltd. and General Steamship Agencies.

Built in Imabari, Japan, the Iwagi Island is owned by Iwagi Island Limited and operated by Pacific Basin Shipping (HK) Limited. It arrived at the Washington port to load approximately 26,000 metric tons of copper concentrate before leaving for ports in the Black Sea.