The Bulk carrier Irma arrived this morning for a load of grain. This year was apparently a good year for grain, and ice was causing problems on the seaway before it closed for the winter, potentially requiring changes to shipping arrangements.
Draft restrictions usually cause larger bulkers to top up in Halifax, However given how high Irma is out of the water, she is empty.
Grain was flowing from one of the spouts when I was by this morning. For a View of the process, this post shows the loading of Patron last year.