Canadian handysize specialist Fednav is supplementing its normal commodity and breakbulk cargoes with loadings for cryptocurrency trades and is hoping for more.

At least two recent Far East-to-Atlantic sailings have included containerised deck cargoes for a Chinese cryptocurrency miner in a hurry to relocate to the US, according to an operational source who spoke to TradeWinds on condition they not be identified.

Sailings of two sisterships newly delivered from Japan’s Oshima Shipbuilding — the 34,500-dwt Federal Frontier and Federal Fraser (both built 2021) — have featured about 120 teu each containing servers for a company believed to be Chinese-US joint venture Viking Data Centers, which is located in the US state of Ohio.