Fednav has taken delivery of its latest Polar class 4 icebreaking bulk carrier – named Arvik.

This newbuild replaces the 43-year-old vessel Arctic. It sails under the Canadian flag and will trade between St. Lawrence River ports and Deception Bay, servicing Glencore’s Raglan mine, effective mid-May 2021.

Ordered through Sumitomo Corporation and built by Japan Marine United Corporation (JMU) shipyards, the 31,000-dwt mine resupply vessel is a sister to Fednav’s two other Polar class 4 bulkers – Nunavik, delivered in 2014 and the Canadian-flagged Umiak I delivered in 2006.

Arvik is equipped with the latest technology, which includes Tier III main and auxiliary engines, and is compliant with the latest stringent IMO nitrogen oxide (NOx) emission regulations.