The M.V. Manitoulin has been successfully commissioned and delivered.

Following the success of similar programs completed by CSL, Algoma and Klaveness, a new forebody has been affixed to the refurbished aft section of the acquired Danish-flagged vessel Lalandia Swan.  The Manitoulin is the first new Canadian-flagged river class self-unloader introduced into service on the Great Lakes in over 40 years.  She has the largest lift capacity of any existing Canadian-flagged river class self-unloader.

Lower Lakes Towing's new 25,000 dwt vessel is fitted with an EMS-Tech Inc. engineered self-unloading system rated for 5,500 tph.  The self-unloading equipment is comprised of two tunnel conveyors fitted with EMS-Tech patented Feeder Gates, two transfer conveyors, a 19 metre lift 'C' Loop conveyor, and an 80 metre long discharge boom.