The service will dock at Hamilton's Pier 14, and the 655-TEU Sedna Desgagnes is due to make the new service's first voyage on June 10.
The feeder will carry 350 TEU beginning in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) from Hamilton to Montreal. These containers will be transloaded in Montreal to other vessels destined for various overseas ports.
'We have been creating the business ecosystem to bring this service to life,' said HCT president Amandeep Kaloti.
'We have invested in infrastructure and established the right partnerships for it to succeed,' said Mr Kaloti.
HOPA Ports' CEO Ian Hamilton maintains HCT is creating new opportunities for Great Lakes shipping.
'Highway congestion, greenhouse gas reduction targets, driver shortages - all of these factors are combining, so marine is making more sense for short journeys than ever before. We know there is a demand in the market for more sustainable, efficient, and competitive options for container movements, and we are proud to help HCT launch this forward-looking solution,' said Mr Hamilton.
HCT is currently accepting further bookings from Hamilton to Montreal to India and far east destination ports for the service's inaugural sailing.