We own and operate Canadian flagged fleet of self-unloading and gearless dry-bulk carriers and product tanker vessels operating in the Great Lakes – St. Lawrence Seaway.

Algoma currently has 16 vessels on order or under construction, including 10 climate-friendly product tankers under our FureBear joint venture with our 50% partners Furetank AB of Sweden. Additionally, Algoma operates ocean self-unloading vessels internationally and holds a 50% stake in NovaAlgoma, featuring a diverse fleet serving global customers in dry-bulk, cement carrier, and short-sea segments.

Since 2010, Algoma has invested almost $600 million in fleet renewal and introduced 11 new Equinox Class vessels to the Canadian Dry-Bulk fleet with one additional vessel currently under construction. Algoma’s Equinox Class vessels reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40%, on average, versus the ship replaced and bring technological advancements in fuel efficiency, cargo capacity, and real time vessel monitoring.

Domestic Dry-Bulk

In 2010, Algoma embarked upon a major fleet renewal program, investing almost $600 million in 11 new Equinox Class vessels that operate in our Canadian dry-bulk fleet, with the newest vessel to begin operations in spring 2024. Algoma’s Equinox Class vessels have achieved a 40% improvement in carbon intensity, on average, when compared to the ships they have replaced and bring technological advancements in fuel efficiency, cargo capacity, and real time vessel monitoring. Our domestic dry-bulk fleet renewal program continues to move forward with orders placed for one additional Equinox Class new-build vessel, which will bring the total vessels within the Class to 12. The vessel is expected to join the fleet in 2024.

Domestic Dry-Bulk


Algoma’s self-unloader fleet includes traditional hopper-hold vessels that have full Seaway-max dimensions of 740 ft, as well as two 650 ft long riverclass vessels that have a bow boom configuration. The forward-mounted boom permits the cargo to be delivered in niche spaces, allowing flexibility and greater access for the customer.

Domestic Dry-Bulk

Gearless Bulk Carriers

Algoma provides dry-bulk shipping services to customers who do not require self-unloading technology.

Product Tankers

Algoma’s domestic Canadian flagged product tanker fleet provides safe and reliable transportation services for liquid petroleum products throughout the Great Lakes – St. Lawrence Seaway and Atlantic Canada regions. In June 2023, Algoma placed an order for two 37,000 DWT ice class product tanker vessels. These new ships will be entered on long-term time charters to Irving Oil under Canadian flag, servicing the energy company’s refinery in Saint John, New Brunswick, with deliveries to ports in Atlantic Canada and the US East Coast.

To find sustainable areas to grow our business and deploy capital in the highest and best uses, Algoma and Furetank AB of Sweden established a joint venture called FureBear in 2022. The joint venture currently has 10 climate friendly, dual-fuel product tankers under construction with delivery expected between 2024 and late 2026. The FureBear fleet currently has one vessel operating internationally, under a joint venture in which the company holds a two-thirds interest. Learn more about FureBear vessels here.

Ocean Self-Unloaders

Algoma and The CSL Group, who together form the CSL International Pool, announced a new-build order to construct five new methanol-ready Kamsarmax-based ocean belt self-unloading vessels. These new ships will replace the Pool’s oldest vessels and become the model for its next generation of ocean self-unloaders. Three of the five vessels have been ordered by Algoma with the first delivery scheduled for 2025.

The major commodities carried include crushed aggregates for construction, gypsum for wallboard manufacturing, iron ore for the steel industry, coal for power generation, and salt for winter road safety.

International Projects

Through Algoma International, based out of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Algoma strives to become a Marine Carrier of Choice in select international markets. We offer technical expertise and decades of experience with belt self-unloaders to solve logistics challenges for long-term partners around the world.

If you would like to learn more about how we can work together, please contact us.

Global Short Sea Shipping

The Global Short Sea Shipping segment comprises three joint ventures with our partner Nova Marine Carriers 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 operates specialized pneumatic cement vessels worldwide. NACC is the largest and most diverse fleet of specialized cement carriers operating globally. The vessels utilize a compressor and pump system to load and unload cement powder; this system is fully enclosed with essentially no discharge to the atmosphere and significantly reduces the carbon intensity of cement transportation versus other modes. Cement shipping operates in regionalized markets in service of large global manufacturers and in support of infrastructure investments.

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. Since 2020, four new build orders have been delivered, providing significant capacity and fuel efficiency advantages.

NovaAlgoma Bulk Holdings, or NABH operates handy-size bulk carriers worldwide. The vessels are part of a venture that pursues international sales and purchase opportunities in the handy-size market.



Central Corporation

Company Headquarters and Domestic Shipping

63 Church Street,
Suite 600
St. Catharines,
ON L2R 3C4 Canada


Montreal Office

3030 Boul. Curé Labelle,
Suite 300
Laval QC H7P 0H9 Canada

Manitoba Office

Richardson Building
1 Lombard Place, Suite 1405
Winnipeg, MB R3B 0X3


Short Sea Shipping


Via Bagutti 5,
6900 Lugano

+41 91 822 73 00



Ocean Shipping

Algoma Shipping Ltd.

Century House
16 Par-la-Ville Road
Hamilton HM08 Bermuda

Algoma Management Services Ltd.

500E Broward Boulevard,
Suite 1160
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33394 United States