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Canadian Forest Navigation Co Ltd. was established in Montreal in 1976 as a ship operator, initially serving the Canadian forest industry with their exports of lumber and paper products from Eastern Canada and the St. Lawrence to destinations in Europe and the Mediterranean.
In the nineteen nineties came a change of strategy and a diversification plan to re-brand our shipping activities and operations under the name of Canfornav, with a view to change any perception that the company was involved only in carrying forest products.
In the following years, Canfornav expanded by chartering in larger ships, thereby giving the group access to a larger Great Lakes market with imports of steel and raw materials, as well as to the export of grain and grain products.
Today, Canfornav carries approximately eight million tonnes of cargo (grain, agricultural products, fertilizers, steel, concentrates and more) and performs around 350 voyages annually, providing an integral service to its customers and to the global trade.
Canfornav is expanding its fleet with a series of Japanese bulk carriers on long term charters. M/V Woody, the first vessel, was delivered to Canfornav at the end of 2019, a further three vessels were delivered within 2021 with further deliveries in 2022, 2023 and 2024.
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