Long standing customer relationships mean everything.
Using the Blue Highway underlines our strong commitment to sustainable development. Our relationship with McKeil goes back to 2004. Since that time, we’ve moved over 2,000,00 metric tonnes of aluminum through the Great Lakes, while minimizing congestion and greenhouse gas emissions on our surface roads.
Over the many years we have worked together, McKeil Marine has always provided individual customer service with a team approach to problem solving, while still maintaining the sense of family that is at the core of their business.
Stephen Murch, Sr. Manager Marine Logistics
McKeil Marine has had many shipments come and go through the Port of Belledune; it has been a pleasure to work with McKeil to establish an excellent partnership that allows us to develop and undertake new business opportunities together.
Jenna MacDonald, Director of Marketing
Belledune Port Authority
Last year Southwestern Sales utilized McKeil Marine’s new tug/barge unit Huron Spirit in our aggregate trade. It now allows Southwestern to provide full access to a wider variety of self unloading vessels for our customers and gives us the ability to service any full or partial draft port in our market area. We look forward to working with the folks at McKeil in the coming years.
Jacob Koehl, Chief Financial Officer
Southwestern Sales Ltd.
It is critical that we utilize carriers who share our commitment to safety and to meeting our customer's requirements, McKeil shares that philosophy and that is why we are pleased to have them as a key transportation partner. McKeil is an important strategic partner for Essar Steel Algoma and understands our business requirements with a partnership approach. McKeil consistently meets our expectations in the areas of on-time delivery and does an outstanding job on getting our product shipped in a timely manner.
Robert Dionisi, Vice President – Commercial
Essar Steel Algoma Inc.
The logistics around the transportation of our mobile crane from Sept Iles to Trois-Rivieres, QC included accounting for considerable weight and dimensions of the unit. Following lengthy and re-assuring discussions with McKeil’s Engineering and Commercial Team, we elected to route our mobile crane via their Ro-Ro service. The expertise offered by McKeil instilled us with confidence that our crane would be safely delivered to its destination. Any unforeseen obstacles were handled in an expedited, professional manner.
Eric Boisvert, Vice President, Development