MONTREAL, May 6 /CNW Telbec/ - The shipping line Mediterranean Shipping
Company (MSC) and the operator of Termont Montreal Terminal
collaborated free of charge to transport pieces of the international
EXPO Leonardo exhibition that will be held at the Leonardo Da Vinci
Center from May 11 to June 5.
The container holding 50 machines faithfully reproduced from the
drawings of Leonardo da Vinci was loaded aboard the MSC Flammetta in the Port of Livorno, Italy on April 11, was transferred to the MSC Shannon at the Port of Valencia, Spain and arrived on May 5 at the Port of
Montreal's Maisonneuve Terminal, which is run by Termont Montreal Inc.
"The Leonardo da Vinci Center is elated that it could count on the
tremendous generosity of MSC and Termont Montreal, members of the
Montreal marine community, to transport and unload pieces of the
collection that will be on display during EXPO Leonardo," stated Sylvio
de Rose, President of the Leonardo da Vinci Center. "This fabulous
concerted effort is admirable, and on everyone's behalf, I heartily
thank these two companies and the Montreal Port Authority for their
valuable contribution to the success of this unique exhibition."
For her part, Sylvie Vachon, President and Chief Executive Officer of
the Montreal Port Authority, stated: "This collective effort by members
of the Montreal marine community demonstrates our industry's commitment
to the community. We salute this initiative in aid of the Leonardo da
Vinci Center, which has been supported by the Canadian-Italian
Community Foundation for 34 years."
EXPO Leonardo was organized as part of the cultural and educational activities
organized by the Leonardo Da Vinci Center and the Canadian-Italian
Community Foundation (CICF) to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the unification of Italy.
About the Port of Montreal
Operated by the Montreal Port Authority (MPA), the Port of Montreal is a
major diversified transshipment centre that handles all types of goods
- containerized and non-containerized cargo, liquid bulk and dry bulk.
It is a leading container port served by seven of the ten largest
container-shipping lines in the world. 1,331,351 TEUs (twenty-foot
equivalent units) were handled at the Port of Montreal in 2010,
representing 12,033,434 tonnes of cargo.
The Port of Montreal has its own rail network directly dockside. It is
connected to the two national rail networks and a highway system. The
Port operates a passenger terminal that welcomed 48,180 passengers and
crew members in 2010. Its grain terminal will be operated by a private
agri-business, Viterra, as of July 1, 2011. All the other terminals are
run by private stevedoring firms. Port activity supports 18,200 jobs
and generates $1.5 billion in economic spin-offs annually.
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SOURCE MONTREAL PORT AUTHORITY
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