has been given an award, reflecting the major
developments the line has been involved in this year which have seen it
invest in new tonnage and pioneer new services.
It has been voted as one of the 'best ocean carriers' by the readers of
World Trade magazine
, who gave the award in terms of its record on service,
reliability, price, technology, customer relations and on-time delivery.
The award comes at a time when Canada Maritime is introducing into service,
the largest ships ever to be deployed in the St. Lawrence River
- the 4,100
teu containerships Canmar Venture
and Canmar Spirit.
It also reflects the start of the line's new weekly Pacific Gateway Service
linking key markets in Canada, the USA and Asia
and offering some of the
fastest transit times between the continents.
"It is obvious that some sections of the award relate to our traditional
service sectors across the North Atlantic
, and it is gratifying to think
that our existing customers see that we are satisfying their high service
requirements," said Terry Burrows, Senior Vice President of CP Ships
responsibility for Canada Maritime.
"We are very proud that the technology element recognises the huge efforts
and investment we have made in improving our services across the Atlantic
with the new ships and terminal investments at our Montreal Gateway.