The container market has been growing steadily in Montreal since its inception more than half a century ago.

14.5 million tonnes of containerized goods

1.75 million containers

5 container terminals

The Port of Montreal's North American markets in 2019

The Port of Montreal’s strategic geographic location provides importers and exporters access to 110 million consumers in Canada, the U.S. Midwest and Northeast in less than two days by rail or truck.

International market diversification in 2019

Asia, the Middle East and Latin America account for nearly 40% of our containerized market, making the Port of Montreal a leading international container port with worldwide connections to over 140 countries. Through its direct connections with transshipment ports in Europe, the Mediterranean and the Caribbean, the Port of Montreal is a proven competitive solution linking North America’s industrial heartland and Eastern Canada to the rest of the world.

Evolution in container traffic over 10 years

graphique progression marchandises conteneurisees
graphique progression conteneurs evp
 

Container terminals — international traffic

Each of the four international container terminals, namely Viau, Racine, Maisonneuve and Cast, can accommodate two post-Panamax ships simultaneously and is equipped with dockside access to the rail networks.

Operator

Termont Montréal Inc.

Montreal Gateway Terminals Partnership

Terminals

Maisonneuve

Viau

Cast

Racine

   

Phase 1

Phases 1 and 2

   

Area

50 acres

44 acres

55 acres

76 acres

61 acres

Berths

3

1

2

3

3

Berth length

630 metres (cranes)

320 metres (cranes)

630 metres (cranes)

740 metres (cranes)

770 metres (cranes)

Rail capacity

110 x 89-ft cars (4 tracks)

70x 89-ft cars (4 tracks)

85 x 89-ft cars (5 tracks)

120 x 89-ft cars (8 tracks)

120 x 89-ft cars (4 tracks)

Storage capacity

12,500 TEU

10,000 TEU

17,000 TEU

20,000 TEU

15,000 TEU

Reefer capacity

288 electrical plugs + 102 diesel generators

96 electrical plugs

288 electrical plugs

420 electrical plugs + 176 electrical outlets available on diesel generators

280 electrical plugs + 96 electrical outlets available on diesel generators

Truck gates

8 lanes pre-gate / terminal gates fully automated

9 fully automated lanes

9 fully automated lanes

7 lanes

9 lanes

Ship-to-shore cranes

4

2

4

4

5

Rubber-tired

gantries

11

5

10

10

9

Front-end loaders

12

6

10

13

13

Yard tractors /

trailers

35

18

35

42/40

42/40

Effective handling capacity

450,000 EVP

350,000 EVP

600,000 EVP

800,000 EVP

500,000 EVP

Depth

alongside

10.8 metres

10.8 metres

10.8 metres

10.8 metres

10.8 metres

Contacts

Container terminals— domestic traffic

Bickerdike, the fifth terminal, handles domestic container traffic mainly between Montreal and St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador. It also handles breakbulk and Ro-Ro cargo.

Operator

Empire Stevedoring Co. Ltd

Bickerdike

 

Area

24 acres

Berths

2

Berth length

357 metres

Rail capacity

50 railcars

Storage capacity

4500 TEU

Reefer and heater

capacity

60 reefer plugs
100 heating plugs

Truck gates

2 entry lanes / 2 exit lanes

Ship-to-shore

cranes

2

Rubber-tired

gantries

3

Front-end loaders

8

Yard tractors / trailers

18

Effective handling capacity

150,000 TEU

Depth alongside

8.8 metres

Contact