Detroit/Wayne County Port Authority Welcomes Daviken, 1st Ship of the Season

Apr 03, 2001, 01:00 ET from Detroit/Wayne County Port Authority

    DETROIT, April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Wednesday, April 4, 2001, marks the
 official opening of the Port of Detroit's international shipping season.  The
 Port of Detroit will welcome its first ocean-going vessel of the 2001 shipping
 season, the Bahamian vessel, Daviken.  Its estimated arrival time is at
 11 a.m. at the Detroit Marine Terminals, Inc.
     "The Port Authority is proud to observe this tradition which recognizes
 the importance that maritime transportation has played in the 300 year history
 of Detroit's regional economy," said John Jamian, DWCPA's executive director.
 This year's official port opening will be celebrated with a joint luncheon of
 the Detroit Propellor Club and DWCPA, at which the Hudson Trophy will be
 presented to the ship's agent.
     The Daviken set sail from Antwerp, Belgium with a cargo of steel coils on
 March 9, 2001 under the command of its Captain, Florentino L. Garcia, Jr.  The
 Bahamian flagged ship is 728.8 feet long with a 75.7 foot beam.  Nassau,
 Bahamas is its home port.
 
 

SOURCE Detroit/Wayne County Port Authority
    DETROIT, April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Wednesday, April 4, 2001, marks the
 official opening of the Port of Detroit's international shipping season.  The
 Port of Detroit will welcome its first ocean-going vessel of the 2001 shipping
 season, the Bahamian vessel, Daviken.  Its estimated arrival time is at
 11 a.m. at the Detroit Marine Terminals, Inc.
     "The Port Authority is proud to observe this tradition which recognizes
 the importance that maritime transportation has played in the 300 year history
 of Detroit's regional economy," said John Jamian, DWCPA's executive director.
 This year's official port opening will be celebrated with a joint luncheon of
 the Detroit Propellor Club and DWCPA, at which the Hudson Trophy will be
 presented to the ship's agent.
     The Daviken set sail from Antwerp, Belgium with a cargo of steel coils on
 March 9, 2001 under the command of its Captain, Florentino L. Garcia, Jr.  The
 Bahamian flagged ship is 728.8 feet long with a 75.7 foot beam.  Nassau,
 Bahamas is its home port.
 
 SOURCE  Detroit/Wayne County Port Authority