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Montreal, October 27, 2017 – The Port of Montreal will present on Port and Freight Innovation at the ITS World Congress 2017, held from October 29 to November 2 in Montreal, at the Palais des congrès. The ITS World Congress 2017, produced by ITS America in conjunction with ITS Canada and co-organized by ITS Europe and ITS Asia-Pacific, brings together global leaders in intelligent and transformative transportation to showcase and evaluate the latest innovative concepts, active prototypes, and live systems.

Daniel Dagenais, Vice-President Operations at the Montreal Port Authority, will be a speaker at the Port of the Future session on Sunday, October 29, 2017, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m., and at the Freight Innovations for Integrated Transportation and Trade Corridor Management session on Wednesday, November 1, 2017, 8:00 - 9:30 a.m., as part of more than 240 planned sessions. Mr. Dagenais’ lectures will showcase the Port of Montreal’s vision as a smart port and its proven applications for truck traffic.

Technical Tours at the Port of Montreal’s facilities

As part of ITS World Congress 2017, a number of Technical Tours featuring local transportation facilities and/or projects are available to registered event attendees. The Port of Montreal will also conduct three tours aiming to highlight its innovative Trucking Management and Electronic Navigation Initiatives.

Harbor Trucking Management Initiatives

To decrease its environmental footprint and maintain a competitive level of cargo fluidity, the Port of Montreal recently launched its new trucking PORTal (, a web and mobile application allowing truckers and dispatchers to obtain real-time information of truck wait times. This tour will enable participants to focus on ITS applications in the harbor-trucking field and explore most of the Port’s facilities, seeing and learning about access control points, truck transaction processes and data capture.

Electronic Navigation Initiatives

This tour of the Port’s Operations Control Centre will introduce participants to a wide variety of tools provided by different factions working collaboratively to support ship officers and their crews in planning their voyage, allowing for a safe and effective transit. Participants will also learn about the involvement and focus of the Canadian Coast Guard Marine Portal (CCMP), Automated Identification System (AIS), Dynamic Under Keel Clearance (DUKC), and St. Lawrence Global Observatory (SLGO).

“Technology and innovation are at the heart of the Montreal Port Authority’s business strategy. This world-class event brings together in Montreal global leaders in intelligent and transformative transportation to showcase and evaluate the latest innovative concepts, prototypes and systems. The Port of Montreal is committed to engage in robust discussions and spirited debates on how this rapidly changing and ever-expanding industry is addressing the challenges facing our connected operations today and in the future,” said Sylvie Vachon, President and CEO of the Montreal Port Authority.


About the Port of Montreal

Operated by the Montreal Port Authority (MPA), the Port of Montreal is the second largest port in Canada and a diversified transshipment centre that handles all types of goods: containerized and non-containerized cargo, liquid bulk and dry bulk. It is a leading container port served by the largest container shipping lines in the world.

The Port of Montreal has its own rail network directly dockside. It is connected to the two national rail networks and a highway system. The Port operates a passenger terminal. All other terminals are run by private stevedoring firms. Port activity supports 16,000 jobs and generates $2.1 billion in economic benefits annually.


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SOURCE : Port of Montreal

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Christine Beaulieu
Manager, Community Relations
Montreal Port Authority