CSL St-Laurent

CSL St-Laurent


CSL St-Laurent on Lake Huron, May 3, 2020. Photo by Isaac Pennock


Build Information

Year Built: 2014

Builder: Yangfan Shipyard Group LTD., Zhoushan, China

Hull #2276

Registry: CAN. 838039

IMO #9665281

Laid Down: —

Launch Date: January 25, 2014

Commissioned: March 25, 2015


The CSL St-Laurent was constructed as a gearless bulk carrier for Canada Steamship Lines. She is built to the maximum allowable dimensions for the Seaway. 

The CSL St-Laurent was the second of CSL’s Trillium Class gearless bulk ships to be constructed. The Trillium class ships featured highly automated systems and greater fuel efficiency and capacity than their other CSL fleetmates. Her self-unloading sisters Baie St. Paul {2}Thunder Bay {3}, Whitefish Bay {2}, and Baie Comeau {2} entered service the year before, and the her gearless Trillium sister CSL Welland entered service in 2015.

General Stats

Length Overall: 739’10”

Length Between Perpendiculars: 730’03”

Breadth: 77’10”

Depth: 44’08”

Loaded Draft: 30’03”

Capacity: 37,526 Tons

Vessel Type: Gearless Bulk Carrier

Number of Cargo Holds: 5 [Hatch-Hold Arrangement: 3-3-3-3-3]

Number of Hatches: 15 [Dimensions: 56’x24′]

Primary Operations: Ore, Grain Trades

Propellers: 1 Controllable Pitch Propeller

Rudders: 1

Engineering Equipment



Engine Type: Diesel Engines

Engine Manufacturer: MAN B&W, Augsburg, Germany

Engine Model: 6S50ME-B9

Number of Engines: 1

Rated HP: 11,734 BHP



CSL St-Laurent – 2014-Present

Owner: Canada Steamship Lines, Montreal, QC

Operator: Canada Steamship Lines

Flag: Canada

Home Port: Montreal, QC

Her Story

The CSL St-Laurent was constructed in 2014 by Yangfan Shipbuilding Group of Zhoushan, China, as a gearless bulk carrier for Canada Steamship Lines. The St-Laurent was constructed as a member of the Trillium class, being the second Trillium class gearless bulk carrier and the final member of the class constructed. She was launched on January 25, 2014, and departed China on her voyage to Canada on December 13, 2014, arriving in Montreal on February 15, 2015, while the Seaway was closed for the winter. She entered service at the opening of the 2015 season.

The CSL St-Laurent emerged from winter layup in March 2017 with the mural “Sea Keeper” painted on her accommodations block to commemorate the 375th Anniversary of the City of Montreal and the 150th Anniversary of Canada’s Independence.

The CSL St-Laurent continues to be an active member of the Canada Steamship Lines fleet, serving the ore and grain trades.

Compiled By Brendan Falkowski

Updated on September 14, 2020


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