July 9, 2019
In brief

Nautical picnics at the Grand Quay starting this Sunday!

The big summer event at the Grand Quay of the Port of Montreal will take place this Sunday, July 14! On the program: a wide range of free activities for all ages on Commencement Square (at the end of the quay) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Lineup highlights:

Mobile sailing: In Alexandra Basin, the Voile Québec sailing program will offer introductory sailing workshops for adults and children. For the occasion, the Mobile squad will be there with six Outsider™ sailboats, small dinghies designed to be stable, safe and easy for the general public to use. A great opportunity to discover this sport!

Yo ho ho young and old: Be a pirate for a day! Families are invited to experience a fun, playful, even zany pirating adventure. 

Tricks of the trade: Port of Montreal mariners and cadets from Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps 188 Trafalgar lead fun activities related to the world of navigation: knotting workshops, a collective work and much more.

Tales, legends and songs of seafarers: Stories of pirates, sea monsters, sunken islands and hidden treasures... The watery depths are full of a thousand and one fascinating stories! Young and old alike are invited to embark on a journey to the ends of imagination. At 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. with Marc-André Fortin

Port in the City: Our Port in the City container, made to familiarize the public with our port operations, will also be on site. You’ll find a game, a load of free snacks and tons of information on the Port of Montreal and its activities.

In addition, food trucks and kiosks will be on site and many draws will be held for various activities in the Old Port. To be won: AML cruises, tickets to Marguerite Bourgeoys Museum, SOS Labyrinthe, Voiles en voiles and more!

Port of Montreal’s Grand Quay
200 de la Commune Street West
Metro Square-Victoria
Parking on-site for $25 daily rate 


In brIef

A very special convoy at the Port of Montreal

On Wednesday, June 26, an exceptional convoy transited through the Port of Montreal a state-of-the-art recycling machine destined for a new multi-million-dollar facility located in Winnipeg. 

Designed by the German equipment manufacturer Steinert, this 25-tonne machine converts metal waste (compressed cars, various devices, old bicycles) into usable steel, copper, aluminum and iron. It sorts materials using magnetic and sensor-based sorting and separation solutions.

In addition to being a technological feat, this convoy is also a logistical tour de force because, by passing through the Port of Montreal, it made the trip from its departure point in Germany to its final destination in Winnipeg in just 18 days!



The MPA on a trade mission to Egypt

The Montreal Port Authority is proud to have been part of a trade mission to Egypt on June 25. For the occasion, Tony Boemi, Vice-President, Growth and Development, accompanied by Claude Comtois, Professor of Geography at Université de Montréal, met with Admiral Mohab Mamish, Chairman of the Suez Canal Economic Zone.

During the mission, Tony Boemi and Claude Comtois also visited the Port Saïd Container Terminal with Harbour Master Aly Assem.

Salt, molasses and ferrous metals are among the commodities traded between Canada and Egypt.