Port officials welcome Hapag Lloyd container line to Port Saint John in 2021

Canadian Pacific and Hapag Lloyd announced today that Hapag Lloyd will begin a container line service at Port Saint John in 2021.

Hapag-Lloyd is a leading global liner shipping company with 234 modern ships, 12,0 million TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units) transported per year, around 13,200 employees in 388 offices in 129 countries.

Combined with geographic and intermodal attributes, including presence of a world-class container terminal operator, two Class I railways, the West Side Modernization Project continues to attract private sector investment and interest in the Port of Saint John.

Jim Quinn, CEO, Port Saint John said: “We are extremely pleased with Hapag Lloyd’s decision to join the suite of container services that is building at Port Saint John, and we are looking forward to establishing a long-term relationship with another global container service provider. We are engaged in a multi-year $205 million terminal modernization project which is supported through a partnership with the Governments of Canada and the Province of New Brunswick, this decision illustrates that investments being made to modernize, reequip, and enhance training and development being are noticed in the marketplace.”

Curtis Doiron, General Manager, DP World Saint John said: “We are pleased to welcome CP Rail, Hapag-Lloyd, and its partners to our port community in 2021. Their decision to choose DP World and Port Saint John demonstrates the market confidence in the unique value proposition Saint John offers to the global shipping community. Our available capacity, word-class operations, and our access to CP and CN class 1 rail networks is a tremendous advantage to North American importers and exporters, when compared to alternatives that are further afoot with limited options. Attracting another major group of global container line carriers is aligned with our long term growth strategy and we look forward to working closely with Hapag-Lloyd in establishing a successful product offering here in Saint John.”

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Media contacts:

Paula Copeland, Director, Communications & Corporate Social Responsibility, Port Saint John, Mobile: (506) 650-5288, Email: pcopeland@sjport.com

Curtis Doiron, General Manager, DP World Saint John, Tel: (506) 696-0330, Email: curtis.doiron@dpworld.com

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