Inclining Test

Latest Development at the Shipyard On November 29, 2021, MV Nukumi underwent an inclining test at Chengxi shipyard. The objective of the inclining test is to determine the new vessel’s stability and lightship weight, and confirm the coordinates of its center of...

Boom Installation

On October 28, 2021, at Chengxi Shipyard, MV Nukumi’s discharge boom was lifted on board the vessel, in a delicate operation that represents an important construction milestone for the newbuild. With the boom in place, related outfitting equipment was installed and...

Naming and Launching Ceremony

During a ceremony held on May 20, 2021, at Chengxi Shipyard in China, vessel sponsor Elizabeth (Betsey) Nohe gave the virtual signal to name and launch M/V Nukumi, the new state-of-the-art self-unloading ship under construction for Canada Steamship Lines (CSL) to...

Block Assembly

The prefabricated blocks that will form the vessel are lifted into place by a crane and assembled on the slipway according to a welding sequence. After each block is lowered into position, joints are welded together. Quality control inspections are critical at this...

Keel Laying Ceremony

The keel laying ceremony is a milestone event in the construction of a vessel as it marks the moment when the first block of the newbuild ship is placed on the slipway. Throughout the rest of the construction process, the vessel will remain on the slipway until the...