|Port of Montreal welcomes its largest tanker |
The Port of Montreal has welcomed the largest petroleum tanker to have ever visited the port. The MT Overseas Portland, carrying 475,000 barrels of crude oil, arrived from St. James, La., on Thursday.
Beginning in May, the maximum width of vessels allowed to sail into the Quebec-Montreal section of the St. Lawrence channel increased to 144 feet from 105 feet because of a Canadian Coast Guard decision following a study by the Montreal Port Authority and pilot authorities.
Built in 2012, the 112,139-deadweight-tonne MT Overseas Portland is 820 feet long and 144 feet wide.