Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding has received a contract from Interlake Steamship Company of Middleburg Heights, Ohio for the construction of the first new Great Lakes bulk carrier in decades. The new 639-foot long, self-unloading vessel will have a capacity of 28,000 deadweight tonnage. It's also designed to be more energy efficient. Interlake President Mark Barker says Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding was a logical choice to build a new vessel to meet customers demands.
The new vessel is scheduled to be complete at the Sturgeon Bay shipyard and delivered to Interlake Steamship Company in 2022.