G3 Marquis
IMO 9613941

Upbound on the St. Marys River on July 4, 2016.
(Roger LeLievre)

Originally named CWB Marquis, this vessel sailed from Nantong Mingde Heavy Industries Stock Co., Nantong, China, on Oct. 31, 2014. The 740-foot-long by 78-foot-wide bulk carrier arrived at Montreal on Jan. 8, 2015.

The keel for this new vessel was laid on Dec. 25 2013, and the ship was launched on July 8, 2014. The staff of the Chinese shipyard spent the next three plus months getting the ship ready for the trip across the Pacific and eventual Great Lakes service.

G3 Marquis is managed by the Algoma Central Corporation on behalf of Global Grain Group Ltd. (formerly Canadian Wheat Board). The ship carries a variety of grain cargoes on their behalf to the St. Lawrence storage elevators for eventual transshipment overseas.

This vessel is the third in the new Equinox Class of bulk carriers built for the Algoma fleet. These vessels provide a 45 percent improved energy efficiency with specialized equipment that removes 97 percent of sulfur oxide emissions.

While inbound on the St. Lawrence on her first trip, CWB Marquis stopped at Port Cartier, Quebec, to take on a cargo of iron ore. This was delivered to Hamilton early in April 2015, before the ship settled in on regular Seaway routine.

Prior to fit out for the 2016 season, the vessel was given a new stack marking reflecting the Global Grain Group, in addition to the G3 Marquis name.

Written by Roger LeLievre.

Ship Particulars
Length 740' 00" (225.55m)
Beam 78' 00" (23.77m)
Depth 48' 03" (14.71m)
Midsummer Draft 32' 00" (9.75m)
Capacity 39,483 tons
Engine Power 9,100 bhp diesel
Previous Names
G3 Marquis 2016 - Today
CWB Marquis 2014 - 2016


CWB Marquis bunkering in the Philippines on her way to Canada, Nov. 2014.
(Dennis VandenEyenden)

CWB Marquis upbound headed for Lock 2 on her first trip up the Welland Canal in drizzle on April 4, 2015.
(Barry Andersen)

Stern view.
(Barry Andersen)

Downbound in the Welland Canal in Port Colborne on July 26, 2015.
(S. Bowser)

Stern view.
(S. Bowser)

Downbound at Port Huron on April 15, 2016.
(Roger LeLievre)

Upbound above the Black River on July 3, 2016.
(Marc Dease)

Upbound on the St. Marys River on July 4, 2016.
(Roger LeLievre)

Stack and accomodation block.
(Roger LeLievre)

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