Three million teus in 18 years. That is the impressive record achieved by Canada
Maritime's Northern Service since it started operations in 1984.
"It is quite amazing to think that our Northern Service has carried three million teus since we started in 1984," said Terry Burrows
, Senior Vice
President, CP Ships with
overall responsibility for Canada Maritime. "Just thinking about the variety of goods that will have been carried and the number of customers for which we have moved cargoes is quite remarkable.
"Laid end-to-end, three million teus stretches nearly 11,250 miles, which is not far short of being half way round the world!" he added. "It all represents a tremendous commitment to the regional trade between North America
Europe and an achievement in which we take great pride."
Today, Canada Maritime's Northern Service offers
three routings which all operate weekly through the Montreal Gateway. Route 1 links Montreal with
Thamesport, Antwerp and Le Havre; Route 2 links Montreal with Antwerp and Hamburg and Route 3 links Montreal with Liverpool.
In addition, Canada Maritime's Mediterranean Service
consists of two loops, each offering weekly sailings from Montreal to ports throughout the Mediterranean and Portugal
"A further indication of our ongoing commitment to shippers in the North America - Europe trade
will be the delivery next year of two new vessels of 4100 teu nominal capacity which will be named Canmar Spirit and Canmar Venture
," commented Burrows. "They can help with the next three million teus!"