Harbingers and Harbardsons has operated on the West Coast since 1954, when the company changed its name to St. John’s Harbord and built a new St. Joseph’s Harborside Station in St. Johns Harbor, New York.
It has since expanded to other states and territories, with more than 30 stations across the U.S. The Harbingsons is a key supplier of marine shipping to the U: In 2017, it shipped more than 9 million tons of freight.
In 2020, it sent more than 13 million tons.
That’s a significant increase in recent years, and a big increase for Harbeningtons St. James-based operations.
It’s not just the U that has its share of customers.
A few years ago, it was the only U.K. shipping company to be awarded a Michelin star.
And the St. Lawrence Wharf is a favourite destination for British tourists.
But there’s also a growing demand for ships that move through international waters.
It makes sense for Harbor Freight to move away from its roots and start again with a new name, and it makes more sense to invest in the business and continue to grow, said Tom Harbenson, vice president of marine operations at Harbensen.
“The name has come back to St John’s, and we’ve really enjoyed the growth we’ve had.
It was a great name, it wasn’t perfect, but it had a good ring to it.”
The St. Joe’s facility has been operating for more than a century and has helped to shape a city’s reputation as a destination for the ocean.
“We were very fortunate to be able to make this decision, and to be the first to go,” said Harbanson.
“It’s a great city and a great shipyard.
I can’t tell you how excited I am to get this ship back out there.”
Harbisson is a big supporter of the new company.
“Harbingers has been around for 50 years, we have a long history of shipping and we’re going to be going to work with a brand new owner, and I’m excited to see what we’re up to.”
With files from The Canadian Press