Northwest Territories celebrates addition of new double-hulled barges to MTS fleet

September 1, 2020 – The Government of the Northwest Territories is pleased to announce the addition of four new double-hulled barges to the Marine Transportation Services (MTS) fleet. Built at a shipyard in Nanjing, China, the new barges were transported across the Pacific Ocean on the heavy lift ship Hua Yang Long before being delivered to Tuktoyaktuk on August 31, 2020. The barges will improve operational efficiency, reduce logistical challenges, and reduce operating costs to the benefit of NWT communities that are reliant on seasonal marine resupply programs. The double-walled…

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