Invitation to the news media - Arrival of the first ocean-going vessel in
2010 at the Port of Montreal

MONTREAL, Jan. 1 /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 at 10:00 a.m. to extend a warm welcome and best wishes to Captain Steven Lloyd and the crew of the OOCL Belgium, the first ocean-going vessel to reach the Port of Montreal without a stopover this year.

Flying the Hong Kong flag, the OOCL Belgium is a containership operated by OOCL (Canada) Inc., represented in Montreal by the Inchcape agency. The OOCL Belgium left the Port of Liverppol in the United Kingdom on December 24 at 12:09 a.m., and crossed the Port of Montreal's downstream limits at Sorel this morning at 00:51 a.m.

    January 1, 2010  WHAT   - Greeting of the first vessel of the year to
                              reach the Port of Montreal
                     WHO    - Sylvie Vachon, President and CEO of the
                              Montreal Port Authority (MPA)
                            - Captain Steven Lloyd
                     WHERE  - Racine Terminal, section 58-59. Entrance by
                              BOSSUET street.
                     WHEN   - 10:00 a.m.

SOURCE Montreal Port Authority

For further information: For further information: Yves gilson, Communications advisor, (514) 531-7910, Fax: (514) 283-0829,,

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