Media Advisory – Another world first in sustainable transportation – Desgagnés christens the N/C Mia Desgagnés – First dual-fuel polar class chemical oil-tanker

MONTREAL, April 16, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ – Mr. Louis-Marie Beaulieu, chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Desgagnés, a specialist in marine shipping of liquid bulk, dry bulk, general cargo and passengers, invites media representatives to the christening ceremony of the N/C Mia Desgagnés, the world’s first polar class chemical oil-tanker fuelled by LNG.



Tuesday April 17, 2018


10 a.m.


Port of Montreal, Alexandra Pier 200, rue de la Commune West, Montreal


Unveiling of the details of the N/C Mia Desgagnés, christening ceremony and visit of the ship.


This world first, achieved less than a year after the christening of the N/C Damia Desgagnés, the very first dual-fuel asphalt-bitumen chemical tanker, shows in a tangible way Desgagnés’ true vision and leadership in sustainable development as well as its commitment to offer its clients a first-rate maritime oil transport service that is safe and highly environmentally friendly.

About Desgagnés
Desgagnés is a conglomerate that has specialized in marine transportation of liquid bulk, general cargo, dry bulk and passengers since the 19th century. Its headquarters are in Quebec City and the company serves its customers mainly from two offices in the Montreal area. Its activities also extend to ship repair as well as the rental and operation of heavy machinery. Desgagnés owns and operates a fleet of more than 20 ships, for a total deadweight of more than 350,000 tons and offering a total carrying capacity exceeding 435,000 m³, that navigate on the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence, the Canadian Arctic, the East coasts of Canada and the United States, as well as all the seas of the world. With an annual turnover nearing $300 million, Desgagnés creates some 1,100 direct jobs in high season with a payroll exceeding $80 million, and generates several tens of millions of dollars in economic spin-off annually.

Note: Long pants and flat shoes are highly recommended for the visit.


SOURCE Groupe Desgagnés inc.

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