THE NACC ARGONAUT GREAT LAKES CEMENT CARRIER – WATCH HERE
The Global Short Sea Shipping segment comprises three joint ventures with our partner Nova Marine Holding SA of Lugano, Switzerland. This joint venture has grown rapidly since it began in early 2016 and has enabled us to increase our presence internationally.
NovaAlgoma Cement Carriers
, or NACC comprises a large fleet of pneumatic cement carriers that utilize a compressor and pump system to load and unload cement powder via a large diameter hose. This operation is very clean, with essentially no discharge to the atmosphere. Cement shipping is a regionalized market with generally smaller vessels servicing large global manufacturers that support infrastructure investment. The fleet also consists of three pneumatic cement carriers operating on the Great Lakes – St. Lawrence Waterway.
NovaAlgoma Short Sea Carriers
, or NASC comprises owned ships, chartered vessels, and vessels under third party management contracts. The size and configuration of short sea mini-bulkers allow cargo to be moved efficiently between coastal and inland ports as well as higher value product on transoceanic voyages. These mini bulkers have capacities up to 15,000 dwt. The NASC fleet supports the agricultural, cement, construction, energy and steel industries worldwide. NASC currently has 6 vessels under construction.