Maersk Line announced Wednesday that it plans to add a weekly service connecting Montreal with ports in the Mediterranean.
The shipping line currently has a weekly service that connects Montreal with ports in northern Europe.
Trade between Canada and Europe, in particular, is growing because of the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, Jack Mahoney, the president of Maersk Line Canada, tells the Montreal Gazette.
While he expects a wide variety of goods to be shipped through the new service, he says agricultural products like peas, beans and lentils, as well as automotive products, will be a big part of the cargo shipped.
Ships leaving Montreal will also stop in Halifax, where they will pick up perishable goods like fish, seafood, pork and beef.
Imports will include finished goods, food and beverages, furniture, tile and stone.
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