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BURLINGTON, Ontario – April 11, 2022 – With the 2022-23 navigation season underway, marine services provider McKeil Marine is pleased to announce the expansion of its fleet following the purchase of the MV Da Shen. This unique shallow-draft, self-discharging vessel, built in 1998, will complement McKeil’s bulker fleet and further enhance the broad range of services which McKeil offers within its niche markets.

The MV Da Shen has four cargo holds and measures 155 metres by 22 metres, with a deadweight of 19,651 MT. Originally designed for the carriage of cement clinker, the vessel is currently docked in China where it will be retrofitted with a new single-point loading system, together with the modifications and upgrades necessary for its intended service. Delivery to Canada is expected in early 2023.

“The purchase of the MV Da Shen reflects our consistent strategy in fleet expansion,” explains McKeil’s CEO, Scott Bravener, “and that is to build a fleet that remains flexible and versatile. Our goal is to meet the needs of existing and new customers through unique and innovative marine solutions. This vessel acquisition is positive news as we continue our growth trajectory heading into a new shipping season.”


Established in 1956, McKeil Marine provides marine transportation and project services for a wide range of industry sectors. They have earned a strong reputation as a dynamic, innovative and trusted marine solutions provider for customers along the St. Lawrence Seaway, the East Coast and Canadian Arctic. Industry analysts consider the business to be an exemplary Canadian success story that has remained true to the vision of its founder, Evans McKeil: Maintaining a commitment to its people, its customers and the communities in which it operates.

For more information, contact:
Patrick Bourke, President
905-528-4141 x220,