Invitation to the news media - Arrival of the first ocean-going vessel at the Port of Montreal in 2017

MONTREAL, Jan. 1st, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - Ms. Sylvie Vachon, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Montreal Port Authority (MPA), invites the media to accompany the delegation she will lead to extend a warm welcome and best wishes to Captain Danel Ju and the crew of the Chem Sirius, the first ocean-going vessel to reach the Port of Montreal without a stopover this year.

Flying the Liberia flag, the Chem Sirius is a chemical tanker operated by Ace Tankers CV, represented in Montreal by SMK Tanker Agency. The Chem Sirius left the Port of Antwerp in Blegium, on December 24, 2016, crossed the Port of Montreal's downstream limits at Sorel today at 03:16 a.m., and completed its route at Pier 57 (Racine terminal) at the Port of Montreal, the cargo being destined for the Vopak company.



Greeting of the first vessel of the year to reach the Port of Montreal


January 1st, 2017, at 10 :30 (please arrive 15 minutes in advance to obtain a security pass)


Sylvie Vachon, President and CEO of the Montreal Port Authority (MPA)

Captain Danel Ju


Media must arrive at 305 Currateau Street, Montreal (H1L 6R6) in order to obtain their security passes and will be escorted to Pier 57 where the ship is moored.



For further information: Mélanie Nadeau, Director of Communications, Montreal Port Authority, 514-283-1385,


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