Ellensborg is the first ocean-going vessel from an overseas port to
directly reach the Port of Trois-Rivières
non-stop in 2019. It reached the port on January 7th, at 2:24p.m., following a 25-day Atlantic voyage.
The vessel, with its fifteen crew members of Thai nationality, left the port of Lüderitz in Namibia on December 14, 2018 with a cargo of 11,000 metric tons of zinc unloaded by Somavrac and destined for CEZinc.
Ms. Danielle St-Amand, Chair of the Board of Directors of the Trois-Rivières Port Authority (TRPA), explained: “To receive the title, the vessel must arrive in Trois-Rivières from an overseas port without making a stopover and perform a loading or unloading operation at the port.”
During the 53rd ceremony marking the arrival of the first vessel of the year at the Port of Trois-Rivières, Captain
Meemongkhon Choorith and Chief Engineer Singh-Sa Suthep, were presented with a giclée reproduction of the
painting Un port, une équipe, produced by Mauricie artist Ms. Caroline St-Pierre and a basket of local products.
Mr. Gaétan Boivin, President and CEO of the TRPA, reminded that Somavrac handles mining products for various mines and refining plants located in Quebec, Ontario and the United States, from its facilities at the Port of Trois-Rivières.