Pre-Arrival Notification [Word - 64K]
Loading of Hydrocarbons from a Truck to a Ship [PDF - 178K]
Berthage or anchorage
The owner or the individual responsible for a vessel must send the Montreal Port Authority (MPA) Harbour Master's Department the Pre-Arrival Notification [Word - 64K] form 96 hours prior to the vessel's expected arrival.
This standardized form is used by the following organizations, in addition to the Harbour Master's Department: Canada Border Services Agency, Immigration Canada and Agriculture Canada.
This form must be completed by the vessel's representative, regardless of the vessel's country of registry, and must be faxed to the Operations Department at 514-496-1657.
To obtain fresh water, the person responsible for the vessel must request this service from the Harbour Master's Control Centre at 514-283-7022.
Tariff rates are listed in the document entitled "Notice N-5, Water Service Fees Tariff." [PDF - 53K]
Water Service for Laid-up Vessels [PDF - 52K]
To obtain electricity for a laid-up vessel, the person responsible for the vessel must request this service from the Harbour Master's Control Centre at 514-283 -7022.
Tariff rates are listed in the document entitled "Notice N-6, Electricity Service Fees Tariff". [PDF - 52K]
Electrical Service for Laid-up Vessels [PDF - 83K]
Pilotage is compulsory on the St. Lawrence River. Pilots board incoming vessels at Les Escoumins pilotage station (48°19' N, 069°25' W). On the way to Montreal, pilot substitutions are made at Quebec City, and again at Trois-Rivières.
The river pilots are responsible for the berthing and casting off of vessels. Port pilots are responsible for all movements within the Port of Montreal.
The captain of a vessel leaving the port must send a first departure notice to the Laurentian Pilotage Authority 12 hours before the estimated time of departure (ETD) and a final notice 4 hours prior to departure, either confirming or amending the ETD. The captain of a vessel planning to move anywhere within the Port of Montreal must give 3 hours' notice.
These notices must be called in by telephone to the pilot dispatching centre at 1-800-361-0747 or 514-496-2155, or by VHF. For more information, please refer to Notices to Mariners (Notices 1 to 46), Annual Edition.
The following three companies offer towing services at the port. They are:
Océan Remorquage Montréal Inc., a subsidiary of Le Groupe Océan Inc., which owns a modern fleet of 20 tugs ranging from 1200 HP to 6500 HP.
Tel. : 514-849-2221
McKeil Marine Limited, which has a fleet of 25 tugs ranging from 800-HP to 6000-HP as well as, a large number of deck barges for project cargo, transportation and marine construction.
Tel. : 514-640-4970
Montreal Boatmen Ltd. is a subsidiary of the WestPier Marine Group and operates a tug and barge service from Section 115 at the main anchorage area in the Port of Montreal. The company provides a full range of services to vessels at anchor in the Pointe-Aux-Trembles, Vickers and Montreal-East anchorage areas. In addition to anchorage services, the vessels have the capability to move special or project cargo.
Tel. : 514-640-8847
Two companies offer linesmen services:
Maritime Employers Association (MEA), for ships also requiring the services of MEA longshoremen.
Dispatching is the responsibility of the Harbour Master's Control Centre at 514-283-7022.
Urgence Marine Inc., for ships not requiring the services of MEA longshoremen.
Tel. : 514-640-3138
Different options are available for bunkering vessels:
By pipeline to the following sections:
94 by Le Groupe Pétrolier Olco Inc.
Tel. : 514-645-6580 ext. 214, 514-946-1880 (24h)
96 by Terminal Montréal Est (T.M.E.)
Tel. : 514-640-9361
109 by Petro-Canada Inc. (Petrocan)
Tel. : 514-640-8380
By barge to all other sections, or to anchorage areas:
Tel. : 514-640-3259
Tel. : 514-841-6800
By truck to all other sections:
Before proceeding with bunkering by truck, the form entitled "Loading of Hydrocarbons from a Truck to a Ship" [PDF - 178K] must be completed and faxed to the Harbour Master's Department at 514-496-1657.