The MSC Carouge, a 275-meter long container vessel, arrives at
the Port of Montreal today
MONTREAL, May 13 /CNW Telbec/ - The MSC Carouge, the largest container
vessel to call the Port of Montreal, arrived May 13th, 2011.
The 275-meter / 63,300 tons / 4860 20-foot equivalent units / 2007-built
MSC Carouge, is one of 467 vessels operated by Mediterranean Shipping
"The continued investment in our vessel/container fleet worldwide
enables MSC to offer our business partners, across the Canadian supply
chain, stability and long term growth. The MSC Carouge is
representative of our continued support to the Canadian market along
with commitment to terminal investments at the Port of Montreal," said
Sokat Shaikh, Managing Director of MSC (Canada) Inc.
"The addition of the MSC Carouge to MSC's weekly Canada Express service
is a milestone for the Port of Montreal. It confirms the Port of
Montreal's leadership in container transport between the Mediterranean
and North America, and the vitality of this market that now represents
over 21% of total container traffic handled by the Port of Montreal,"
said Sylvie Vachon, President and CEO of the Montreal Port Authority.
SOURCE MSC (Canada) Inc.
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