Media Advisory - Canada Steamship Lines Unveils New Cargo Ship at the Port of Montreal

MONTREAL, March 27, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - Mr. Allister Paterson, President of Montreal-based Canada Steamship Lines joined by Mrs. Sylvie Vachon, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Montreal Port Authority, will unveil the company's newly-built M/V CSL St-Laurent, to the media on the eve of her first journey into the Great Lakes for the new shipping season. The Trillium Class vessel is named after the St. Lawrence River. She is an environmentally-advanced Canadian Great Lakes bulk carrier ideally suited for carrying grain and agri products, and will frequently be discharging at St. Lawrence River ports.

The media is invited to tour the vessel on April 1, 2015, from 12:45 to 14:00. Mr. Paterson and Mrs. Vachon will be available for interviews.



Media tour of Canada Steamship Lines' new Great Lakes vessel, M/V CSL St- Laurent, on the eve of its first journey of the new shipping season.  Tour will include visit of the bridge, deck, engine room, gallery and crew accommodations.


- ­Allister Paterson, President, Canada Steamship Lines

- Sylvie Vachon, President and CEO, Montreal Port Authority

- Claude Dumais, V-P, Operations and Environment, Canada Steamship Lines



Directions: Take the entrance into the Port of Montreal on Pie-IX Boulevard at the corner of Notre-Dame Street East. Turn right at the Port road and continue until you are near Jacques-Cartier Bridge. The vessel is moored at section 27 in the Port of Montreal.


APRIL 1, 2015

12:45 PM — Media arrival and safety briefing

13:00 PM — Media tour of the vessel and photos/interviews

14:00 PM — End of tour


All media touring the ship must get their accreditation to access the ship no later than Monday, March 30, 2015. Contact Julia Fields to RSVP (see below).

Please wear flat shoes and comfortable attire for ship tour. Hard hats, safety glasses and gloves will be provided by CSL prior to boarding.


About Canada Steamship Lines
Canada Steamship Lines is a division of The CSL Group, the world's largest owner and operator of self-unloading vessels. Headquartered in Montreal with divisions based in the United States, Europe, Asia and  Australia, CSL delivers more than 76 million tonnes of cargo annually for customers in the construction, steel, energy and agriculture sectors. More info at


SOURCE The CSL Group Inc.

For further information: FOR ACCREDITATION AND TO RSVP: Julia Fields, Chamber of Marine Commerce, 613 233-8779 ext. 304,


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