The Belledune Port Authority was glad to welcome Captain Nobe Parreno Lagalagot, Master of the MV “Cielo Di Capalbio”, and his crew as the First Ship of 2021 as they laid anchor at the Port of Belledune on January 1st. Calling on multi-cargo Terminal 3, the “Cielo Di Capalbio” began the loading of 25,000 MT of wood pellets – a commodity that is part of a sector that has grown exponentially over the past few years at the Port of Belledune.
The “Cielo Di Capalbio” sails under the flag of Liberia and was only built in 2012. It is a bulk carrier and this is the first time it has ever called on the Port of Belledune.
Unfortunately, due to the current COVID-19 pandemic and restrictions on gatherings, the usual in-person “First Ship of the Year” ceremony was unable to take place. A commemorative gift in the form of an award will be mailed to the ship’s agent, Calypso Marine Agency, in lieu of the presentation ceremony with the Captain and crew. The BPA will also be giving the Captain and his crew some merchandise such as toques to help keep them warm while they work during these upcoming winter months.
Speaking of the occasion, BPA President & CEO, Mr. Denis Caron, said: “Although we cannot all be together to mark this event, we still wanted to take the opportunity to celebrate the MV “Cielo Di Capalbio” being the first ship at the Port of Belledune in 2021. The past year has been a challenging one for many, but we were fortunate to finish 2020 strong with 21 vessels in December alone – a record at the Port for most ships in a month! As we turn the corner into 2021, we at the BPA are gearing up for another big year. Our Master Planning exercise for planning the future of the Port is underway and it is going to require all hands-on deck. I know that our team at the Port is more than ready for the hard work ahead and we are looking forward to engaging with our stakeholders on this project. Together, I know we can have a great 2021!”
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Belledune Port Authority