Friday, July 3, 2015

MSC begins construction on Montreal container terminal

MSC announced it has partnered with Termont Montréal Inc. and the Montréal Port Authority to officially start the construction of the first phase of the new Viau container terminal.

Construction of the Viau Terminal will be completed in two phases. The first involves creating container-handling capacity for an additional 350,000 TEUs by the end of 2016.

The revamped terminal site will feature a full-service berth for container ships, two high tech post-Panamax cranes, a modern automated truck gate, an intermodal service using on-terminal rail operations and a high-density container yard.

"Our daily existence has become dependent on globalization," said Sokat Shaikh, Managing Director of MSC Canada. "The majority of what all Canadians buy at any retail point, along with manufacturing within Canada, is traded with countries worldwide. MSC’s commitment to simplify Canadian trade, as well as support the strategic growth plans of our customers is at the core of all our decisions. The expansion of Termont (Viau) will further reinforce MSC’s commitment to Canada, and serve our partners in business for years to come."

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