/R E P E A T -- Invitation to the news media - Gold-Headed Cane/

MONTREAL, Jan. 2 /CNW Telbec/ - Ms. Sylvie Vachon, President and Chief Executive Officer of the MPA, invites the media to the awarding of the 171st Gold-Headed Cane to Captain Steven Lloyd, Master of the containership OOCL Belgium, the first ocean-going vessel to reach the Port of Montreal without a stopover in 2010.

The ceremony will take place on Monday, January 4, at 11:00 a.m., at the Montreal Port Authority Building, 2100 Pierre-Dupuy Avenue, Wing 1, in the presence of representatives of the marine industry and the Montreal business community.

Ms. Vachon will meet with the media after the ceremony. She will be available for interviews.


    - Space will be reserved for camera operators and photographers at the
      back of the room (about 30 ft. from the podium).
    - Camera operators and photographers are moreover authorized to shoot
      throughout the room before the ceremony starts.

    January 4, 2010  WHAT   - Awarding of the Gold-Headed Cane to the
                            - Press briefing
                     WHO    - Ms. Sylvie Vachon, President and CEO of the
                              Montreal Port Authority (MPA)
                            - Captain Steven Lloyd
                     WHERE  Montreal Port Authority Building
                            2100 Pierre-Dupuy Avenue, Wing 1
                            Dominic J. Taddeo Room
                     WHEN   11:00 a.m.

SOURCE Montreal Port Authority

For further information: For further information: Yves Gilson, Communications advisor, (514) 531-7910, Fax: (514) 283-0829, gilsony@port-montreal.com, www.port-montreal.com

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