Freight News, Sea

Biggest ever ship for the St Lawrence

[ July 20, 2021   //   ]

The Port of Montreal handled the largest container ship to sail the St Lawrence River. The 6.,730teu MSC Melissa docked at the Viau Terminal before heading back to Europe, measuring 303.89 metres long and 40 metres wide.

The new Viau Terminal, operated by Termont Montreal was inaugurated in 2021 to handle post-panamax vessels.

Port of Montreal president and chief executive, Martin Imbleau said: “This ship’s arrival proves the agility of the Port of Montreal and its partners, and shows how interested international shipping companies are in Montreal’s facilities. The ability to accommodate Post-Panamax class vessels offers great potential as we prepare our expansion project in Contrecoeur.”