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December 11, 2018
IN THE NEWS
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IN THE NEWS
 

The Port is improving its web-based road transport app

Two years after launching its mobile Trucking PORTal, the Montreal Port Authority is proud to announce that a new, revised and expanded version of the application is now in service.

It is noteworthy that this app, developed for the approximately 2,500 trucks that access the Port of Montreal every day to load or unload goods, provides real-time information on transaction times for each terminal. Through a data capture system that measures truck travel times throughout Port territory, the Trucking PORTal app makes it possible to better plan trips to terminals, reduce congestion and lower GHG emissions.

Thanks to the app’s latest update, it is now possible to:

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  • Receive real-time notifications on traffic conditions, which roads are accessible, operational issues and constraints, and train passages;
  • Create a user profile to customize these notifications, receive them via an alert system without having to consult the PORTal, view the transit history and configure content according to their needs.

These new features will optimize app use, improve truck transit times at the Port and further reduce GHG emissions.

A new predictive model of the application is in development, aimed to gain even greater efficiency.

Download the app at Google Play, Apple Store or online at portmtlcamions.com.

 

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A new corporate video of the Port of Montreal to check out

What role does the Port of Montreal play in your daily life? What makes it stand out from other ports in the world? What are its plans for the future? Learn more about the Port of Montreal in this informative video produced in collaboration with Camden.

View the video.

 

A hundred trees planted along Port of Montreal facilities

In June, the Port of Montreal announced it had joined the Greening Leaders Committee of Montreal together with CN and Hydro-Québec, as well as its commitment to plant 2,000 trees over the next five years.

The Montreal Port Authority is pleased to announce that last Friday, the initial planting effort in collaboration with Soverdi was completed. About 100 trees in total were planted near Cast Terminal and along Notre-Dame Street close to Alphonse D. Roy Street, despite the bad weather!

The Port of Montreal is proud to contribute to the greening of Montreal and plans to take this collaborative approach further in the coming years to achieve its objective.

 
 

A record cruise season at the Port of Montreal!

The cruise sector continues to grow at the Port of Montreal. This year, Montreal welcomed 101,504 international and domestic passengers, passing the 100,000-passenger mark for the first time—a 10% increase over the 2017 season.

The number of crew members rose by 11.8%, from 22,888 in 2017 to 25,383. In total, 127,087 passengers and crew members converged on the city this year, an overall increase of 11%.

Highlights of this season include the inaugural voyage on July 27 of the Victory II from Victory Cruise Line, which specializes in river cruises; celebrations marking AIDA Cruise Line’s 80,000th passenger in Montreal; and the first arrival in Montreal of the AIDAvita (AIDA Cruises), the Star Pride (Windstar Cruises) and the Silver Spirit (Silversea Cruises).