The Port of Montreal has started welcoming new, fuel-efficient vessels, in line with the port’s goal of reducing its carbon footprint.
ore specifically, teams from the Montreal Port Authority welcomed the first call of the CMA-CGM MONTREAL on May 25, 2022, as well as several new vessels, providing increased capacity and better fuel efficiency, including the Vistula Maersk, the Vayenga Maersk and the MV Nukumi.
As a terminal operator, we are always delighted to be a witness to the successes of our partners. Over the last decade MGT have proudly worked with the CMA CGM team who have shown time and again, their dedication to the market and to the supply chain
said Michael Fratianni, President and Chief Executive Officer of MGT.
The Vistula Maersk and the Vayenga Maersk, two of the world’s largest ice-class container ships, are designed specifically to operate in icy water conditions. In addition to a stronger hull, they provide greater efficiency of intake and minimal fuel consumption.
The vessels will use biofuel manufactured from recycled sustainable biomass. Both vessels will operate on the same service between Canada and Northern Europe.
The MV Nukumi, Canada Steamship Lines’ new diesel-electric self-unloading vessel, successfully completed its inaugural loading and discharge of de-icing salt for Windsor Salt at the Port of Montreal earlier this month.
The vessel was designed specifically to meet Windsor Salt’s de-icing salt shipping and handling needs in Eastern Canada, from the salt mine in the Magdalen Islands.
There are several design innovations built into the MV Nukumi that help reduce the vessel’s overall environmental footprint and are expected to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution by 25% and 80% respectively, compared with previous ships serving the same routes.
The maritime industry has a key role to play in the energy transition and the Port of Montreal is pleased to welcome new generations of more carbon-efficient ships. Providing optimal infrastructure for tomorrow’s ships will always be at the heart of our priorities
said Martin Imbleau, President and Chief Executive Officer of the MPA.