The MV Alaska- a brand new purpose-built logger - tied up at Canada Place on Friday, February 12, 2106 to mark the occasion of her maiden voyage. Representatives from Port Metro Vancouver bestowed the Captain George Vancouver maiden plaque to President and Chief Executive Officer Mr. Victor Kim before opening the vessel to tours for the local shipping community. The ship was built for NYT Shipping Ltd., a brand new joint venture between local log exporters Trans-Pac Group and NYK Bulk and Projects Carriers Ltd. The vessel will be put into tramp service with about five or six voyages per year, loading logs from all along the West Coast - from Alaska to Port Angeles, with stops in Prince Rupert and Vancouver and returning to the Asian market. Built at the Shin-kurushima shipyard in Toyohashi, Japan, the MV Alaska features a new design that eliminates the bulbous bow.