June 18, 2007
Algoma orders tanker in Turkey
Canada's Algoma Central Corporation reports that its wholly-owned subsidiary Algoma Tankers Limited, has entered into an agreement with MedMarine Group for the purchase of a double-hulled petroleum product tanker under construction in the Eregli Shipyard, Turkey.
The vessel replaces the single-hulled Algonova which was sold in January 2007 and will operate in the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Waterway and Atlantic Canada regions.
Delivery of the ship is scheduled for February 2008 and is expected to cost approximately $42 million.
Algoma Tankers Limited owns and manages four Canadian-flagged tanker vessels. The corporation also owns a foreign-flag tanker through a wholly owned foreign subsidiary.