Attesting to the Port of Montreal’s international appeal, this year a sixth container shipping line was added to the offer serving Montreal markets.
German group Hamburg Süd launched a new service linking the Port of Montreal to the ports of Algeciras and Valencia in Spain, Fos-sur-Mer in France, and La Spezia and Salerno in Italy. The first ships departed July 2 headed west and ship departures headed east started July 19. Now, six of the largest shipping lines in the world call the Port of Montreal: CMA-CGM, Hamburg Süd, Hapag-Lloyd, Maersk Line, MSC and OOCL.
Also, in July, Maersk Line doubled its service connecting the Port of Montreal to Europe. With the new Mediterranean-Montreal Express service, the Port can now count on 10 regular dedicated services to connect Montreal to five continents.