CSL Transhipment Breaks New Ground in Africa

Monday, December 17, 2012

Among many recent transhipment developments, the CSL Spirit began operating in Sept Iles. The CSL Sams was converted into a transhipper, renamed CSL Whyalla, and started operations in Spencer Gulf, Australia. Perhaps most historic, however, was the recent arrival of the CSL Atlas in Buchanan, Liberia.The vessel embarked on a three-year contract to tranship iron ore for ArcelorMittal Liberia.

The Buchanan project is CSL’s first foray into West Africa, making the company truly global, with operations on every continent except Antarctica.

Launching the Liberia operation presented distinctly different challenges from CSL’s traditional trading geographies. It required an impressive team effort from people across the organization, with support from V.Ships and the CSL Atlas crew.