Container Vessel Sets Record at Port of Montreal

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 Company SA.

"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.

For further information:

Norman Tam
MSC (Canada) Inc.
(514) 844-3711

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