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May 17, 2017

Hapag-Lloyd ships have been docking in Montreal for 125 years

The Montreal Port Authority (MPA) marked German shipping line Hapag-Lloyd's 125-year presence in Canada.

The company's first ship to serve the Canadian market called at the Port of Montreal in March 1892. It was a steamboat just over 90 metres long, with a capacity of 2,132 tons, the S/S Cremon.

"In 125 years, Hapag-Lloyd has shown its commitment to the Port of Montreal more than once, in particular by developing dedicated services between Europe, the Mediterranean and Montreal, and also by choosing Montreal as the headquarters of its operations in Canada as a whole," said Sylvie Vachon, President and CEO of the MPA. "We want to congratulate all Hapag-Lloyd employees who, every day, perpetuate the rigor and quality of service that is the hallmark of this great marine carrier."

Hapag-Lloyd is the world's fifth largest container carrier. The company's head office is in Hamburg. Hapag-Lloyd operates three weekly services from Montreal: two services with Europe and one with the Mediterranean.

Source: MPA