May 24, 2018
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Maersk Line doubles its service between the Port of Montreal and Europe

The world’s largest shipping company, Maersk Line, announced yesterday that it is expanding its presence in Canada and Europe with an exclusive transatlantic service.

The Port of Montreal is delighted by the new Mediterranean-Montreal Express service operated by the world’s largest shipping line, set to start on July 2.

“This news strengthens the Port of Montreal’s position as a hub for the container market and will enable companies here to trade with the world even more,” said Sylvie Vachon, President and CEO of the Montreal Port Authority (MPA).

In a press release issued yesterday, Karsten Kildahl, Chief Executive for Maersk Line’s European Region, said: “With the new service in place, we are confident that we can create opportunities for European and Canadian businesses which will offer them improved transportation solutions to cater for the demands of growing trade.”

Jack Mahoney, President of Maersk Line Canada, added: “With one agreement in effect to fuel Canadian imports and exports in the Atlantic and another one in the works for the Pacific, this represents only favourable wind behind the expansion of our services in Canada and enables our customers to reach new markets in Europe and Asia.”

Specialized in container handling for over 50 years, the Port of Montreal is the only container port on the St. Lawrence and the largest port in Eastern Canada. It has five container terminals. Several regular services operated by the largest shipping lines in the world now connect Montreal to every country on all five continents. 

Read Maersk Line’s press release and get details of this new service here.