Captain Volker Hube to receive Gold-Headed Cane from Montreal Port Authority

    MONTREAL, Jan. 2 /CNW Telbec/ - The Montreal Port Authority (MPA) invites
the media to the Gold-Headed Cane ceremony in honour of Captain Volker Hube,
master of the container ship Valentina, the first ocean-going vessel in the
Port of Montreal in 2008. The ceremony brings together the entire shipping
community as well as representatives of the federal government and the
Montreal business community.

    DATE:          Thursday, January 3, 2008

    TIME:          11 a.m.

    PLACE:         Montreal Port Authority Building
                   Dominic J. Taddeo Room
                   2100 Pierre-Dupuy Avenue

                   A reception will follow the ceremony.

    Captain Volker Hube and Mr. Patrice M. Pelletier, MPA President and Chief
Executive Officer, will be available for interviews following the 169th
presentation of the Gold-Headed Cane.
    Mr. Pelletier will also present a summary of the port's preliminary
year-end results and discuss the outlook for 2008.

    About the Montreal Port Authority

    The Montreal Port Authority (MPA) is an autonomous and profitable federal
agency created by federal law to operate the port facilities in Montreal on a
commercial basis. Managed by a Board of Directors composed of Montreal
business people, the MPA operates its own railway network, a grain terminal
and a marine passenger terminal and leases the Port of Montreal terminals to
private stevedoring firms. Through its activities, the Port of Montreal
generates $2 billion in annual economic spin-offs, and some 18,000 direct and
indirect jobs depend on its activities. For more information, visit

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For further information:

For further information: France Poulin, Director of Communications,
(514) 283-7050

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