Port sugar a sweet deal for ship
THE 24,000-tonne CSL Atlantic vessel cruised into the Port of Bundaberg yesterday to pick up a sweet load.
The bulk carrier arrived in Bundaberg for the first time to pick up 15,000 tonnes of sugar for delivery to CSR in Melbourne.
This trip will be the first of many for the Canada Steamship Lines (CSL) Australia fleet which recently signed a contract with CSR to deliver almost 200,000 tonnes of sugar each year from Bundaberg and Mackay.
CSL managing director Chris Sorensen is excited about the contract.
“I am from Bundy originally and worked at the Qunaba Mill many years ago, so I have gone from making the sugar to shipping it,” he said.
A new ship is expected to join the fleet of eight next year to help deal with the demand.
The sugar took around 11 hours to load and set off around 9pm last night for the 87-hour journey to Melbourne.
CSL cargo supervisor Barry Dine said the load went on smoothly.
“Everything has gone really well, which is nice to see,” he said.