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.
Dominique Lapointe, Director, Supply Chain - Finances
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.
Belledune Port Authority
Jenna MacDonald, Director of Marketing
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.
Essar Steel Algoma Inc
Robert Dionisi, Vice President – Commercial
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
Our continued 25 year business relationship with McKeil Marine is a testament to our confidence in their commercial strength, resolve and resiliency. McKeil is a business partner that one is always proud to introduce to others.
Detroit-Windsor Truck Ferry
Gregg M. Ward, Vice President
Over the last decade, McKeil Marine has been a great partner in helping to rebuild, modernize and expand cargo handling opportunities at the Port of Toledo. McKeil’s regular visits to Toledo have allowed our metals business to flourish while also providing a transportation solution for moving steel coils, grain, aggregates and other products through Toledo. McKeil Marine has pioneered and excelled at short sea shipping along HWY H2O and their passionate and professional staff is always an absolute pleasure to work with.
Toledo Lucas County Port Authority
Joe Cappel, Director of Cargo Development
There was always someone available at McKeil any time to help and to put the wheel (tug) in motion. Throughout this very detail oriented project, McKeil remained flexible and ready to change course and then change course again, due to the client’s ever changing needs.” He goes on to say, “I had dealings over the duration of the project with many members of McKeil and my overall feeling is that they are a great team who do great work and it would be GREAT to do it all over again.
Mammoet Canada Eastern Ltd.
Barend Schuring, Vice-President of Operations