The Oshawa Port Authority kicked off this year’s shipping season by officially welcoming the first international vessel, M/V Heloise, to the Port of Oshawa at a special Top Hat ceremony. Along with Gary Valcour, Chair of the Oshawa Port Authority (centre), Donna Taylor, President and CEO of the Oshawa Port Authority (right), presented Captain Huang You Zhong, Master of M/V Heloise with the traditional Top Hat during a special ceremony attended by local elected and industry officials. M/V Heloise arrived from Turkey to offload 18 thousand metric tonnes of steel. Her next port of call will be Duluth, Minnesota. This tradition began back in 1829, and each year, the prestigious Top Hat is presented as a symbol of good luck to the captain of the first international ship to enter the Port of Oshawa through the St. Lawrence Seaway.