Société des traversiers du Québec (STQ) has entered into a charter contract with the Quebec firm Logistec to add SVANØY to its operational fleet for the year 2022 with an option of extension for the year 2023. [SVANOY on MarineTraffic]
The ship is currently in Ålesund and will transit to Quebec in the coming days. She will be able to start her service at the Isle-aux-Coudres crossing next spring if everything goes as planned.
The return of JOSEPH-SAVARD, the main ship of the crossing is scheduled for June 2022.
The arrival of SVANØY will also allow the FÉLIX-ANTOINE-SAVARD to resume its role as relief ship.
The SVANØY lease contract is a new and unprecedented business model totaling $15,106,255 (EUR 10.5 million) if STQ uses the option year provided for in the contract.
According to the ratified agreement, Logistec will be responsible for the condition of the vessel, ensuring its proper functioning, ensuring its maintenance and is responsible for obtaining all the required certifications, including those of Transport Canada, to sail in Canadian waters.