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MSC to call Port of Corner Brook weekly

October 28, 2020 – The Corner Brook Port Corporation is pleased to advise that MSC is increasing its container service in the region with a weekly call to the Port of Corner Brook. Today’s arrival of the MSC Elbe marks the start of the increased frequency of vessels.

MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company added the Port of Corner Brook to its Canada Gulf Bridge Service in May 2020 on a bi-weekly schedule. Recognizing the strong regional economic impact, the Port of Corner Brook continues to work diligently to grow and develop the container business with increased focus on expanding import cargo. To date, more than 2,800 containers of product from the province have been exported from the Port of Corner Brook. Feedback from users indicate significant transportation cost savings with improved access to worldwide markets.

“The service is transitioning to a weekly call months earlier than our original projection at the start of the project. MSC’s weekly call to Corner Brook is a significant project milestone that we are happy to share with our project partners.  We look forward to the service continuing to grow and having a positive impact on the region.” Jackie Chow, CEO Corner Brook Port Corporation.

MSC is the only international ocean carrier providing access to and from Asian and South American markets directly linked to Newfoundland. The service will now include weekly sailing from Montreal, Saint John, and Corner Brook with unmatched vessel capacity.

For more information please contact Jennifer Hartley, Business Development Manager by email jhartley@cornerbrookport.com.