July 10, 2018
In brief

A new container shipping line at the Port of Montreal!

The Port of Montreal can now count on a sixth international line to regularly serve its markets. Germany’s Hamburg Süd Group recently launched a new service connecting the Port of Montreal to the ports of Algeciras and Valencia in Spain, Fos-sur-Mer in France, and La Spezia and Salerno in Italy. The first ships departed July 2 headed west and ship departures headed east will start July 19.

This is excellent news given the steady growth in containerized freight traffic, and it reflects Montreal’s economic attractiveness on the world stage. A container handling specialist for more than 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. With the addition of Hamburg Süd, the Port can now count on 10 dedicated regular services operated by the largest shipping companies in the world to connect Montreal to all the countries on five continents.

About Hamburg Süd

Hamburg Süd is one of the world’s ten leading container liner shipping brands. Through its affiliation with Maersk Line—the world’s market leader in international container liner shipping—Hamburg Süd’s customers have access to the most extensive liner network and the largest shipping fleet in the world.


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The Port of Montreal wins AQTr environmental award

The MPA is proud to have won the Grand Prize for Excellence in Transportation, Environment Category on June 14 at the 11th Gala of the Association québécoise des transports (AQTr), which showcases the quality of projects or research that help improve transportation. The Port of Montreal stood out for its dockside shore power project for cruise ships and wintering vessels, an innovative project that significantly reduces the ecological footprint while delivering a competitive benefit.

Completed in August 2017, this project makes it possible to refuel vessels with cleaner energy during their stay at the Port of Montreal. It will lead to a reduction of 2,800 tonnes per year of greenhouse gas emissions, equivalent to the GHGs emitted by 700 motor vehicles. Such recognition enables the Port of Montreal to strengthen its positioning as a sustainable port and a leader in green navigation. The MPA thanks the governments of Canada and Quebec for their financial support.

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