Canada Steamship Scraps Aging Bulkers

Canada Steamship Lines decided to retire two bulk carriers – Birchglen and Mapelglen – currently on their final journey to a ship breaking yard in Aliaga, Turkey.

In mid-October, the bulk carriers will be recycled in full compliance with international rules and regulations, as well as with CSL’s ship recycling policy, the company said.

Birchglen was delivered from a Scottish shipyard in 1983 and began serving Canada Steamship Lines in 2002 when CSL bought the vessel from Fednav. Mapleglen was built in Hoboken, Belgium in 1981 and was purchased by CSL in October 2008.


Since 2012, the Great Lakes shipping company has introduced six new Trillium Lakers and taken four older and less efficient ships out of service.

World Maritime News Staff; Images: CSL (Bob Welton, Barry Anderson)