Pre-Arrival Notification [Word - 64K]
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 24 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 or emailed to : email@example.com
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.
Charges are outlined in the document entitled Water Service Fees Tariff
Water Service for Laid-up Vessels [PDF - 53K]
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.
Charges are outlined in the document entitled Electricity Service Fees Tariff
Electrical Service for Laid-up Vessels [PDF - 84K]
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.
To consult the Laurentian Pilotage Authority Website
The following four 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/Les Chaloupiers de Montréal 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 / 905 834-7822
Svitzer Founded in 1833, Svitzer provides towage services. With its 4,200 employees of which 3,600 marine personnel, Svitzer operates 500 vessels in 40 countries.
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 Vopak Canada
Orders and requests related to operations
Tel. : 514 687-4206
(24h) Urgence Quai Tel : 514 809-1870
96 by Terminal Montréal Est (T.M.E.)
Tel. : 514-640-9361
109 by Suncor Énergie
Tel. : 514 640-2339
By barge to all other sections, or to anchorage areas:
To proceed with bunkering by barge, you must complete the form entitled "Loading of Hydrocarbons " [PDF - 40K] and send it to the Harbour Master's Department at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel. : 403 767-5837
Orders by email : email@example.com
By truck to all other sections:
To proceed with bunkering by truck, you must complete the form entitled "Loading of Hydrocarbons " [PDF - 40K] and send it to the Harbour Master's Department at firstname.lastname@example.org.