Connaigra, a roll-on, roll-off ship, is the largest Canadian flag container ship arrived in St. John’s Friday afternoon from Flensburg, Germany.
The Oceanex Connaigra arrives in St. John’s harbour on it’s maiden voyage from Germany. — Photo by Keith Gosse/The Telegram
Oceanex Inc. accepted delivery of the new vessel Sept. 27, following a series of successful sea trials.
The Oceanex Connaigra will stay in
St. John’s for a few days before sailing to Halifax to work on the Halifax service, while the Oceanex Sanderling completes a short stay in dry dock.
The new vessel will then move on to Montreal, where it will provide a fixed weekly service between the ports of Montreal and
Oceanex Inc., a privately owned short sea shipping company, is a leading player in the east coast transportation industry, providing services between Mexico, the United States, mainland Canada and Newfoundland.
Oceanex also provides land transportation daily to various points in Newfoundland from St. John’s.
Flensburg Shipbuilders, founded in 1872, is a leading builder of roll-on, roll-off ships in the world.