port in brief

October 2, 2013

Visit by students from CÉGEP (college of general and vocational education) de Drummondville as part of their international logistics course.

october 21-22

Two-day training module at the Port of Montreal for students in Transportation and Logistics at CÉGEP Champlain.

October 24

Press conference with the Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade, and the Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Public Security and Emergency Preparedness. Topic: The trade agreement between Canada and the European Union.  Read the press communique


October 30

Visit by students in Transportation and Logistics at CÉGEP André-Laurendeau.

November 13

Speech by Port of Montreal CEO Sylvie Vachon to SODES (St. Lawrence Economic Development Council). Topic: City-port cohabitation: access to the port and transportation corridors in Montreal.

November 26

Port of Montreal CEO Sylvie Vachon chairs a ACPA  (Association of Canadian Port Authorities) seminar, in Ottawa, in her capacity as Chair of the ACPA Board of Directors.


December 5

Visit by students in Engineering Operations and Logistics at École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS).



January 3

175th Gold-Headed Cane Presentation Ceremony. The event is celebrated with great fanfare. The winner is Captain Vijayendra Gurukant Chodankar, master of the Federal Spey, a bulk carrier operated by Fednav, a Canadian shipping company headquartered in Montreal. The year 2014 is also the 50th anniversary of year-round navigation to and from Montreal. View the presentation and speech by Sylvie Vachon CEO of the Montreal Port Authority.

January 3

The Port of Montreal makes the most of the 175th Gold-Headed Cane Awarding Ceremony to introduce its first mobile application. Information

January 13

Visit by a delegation from Hydro-Québec.

January 15
Algoma Central Corporation, Canada’s largest domestic ship operator in the Great Lakes, whose ships regularly visit the Port of Montreal, inaugurates the M/V Algoma Equinox, a new, environmentally and technologically advanced vessel unveiled during the annual Marine Club meeting in Toronto. View video

January 21

CargoM presents the preliminary findings of the study it commissioned from KPMG-Secor on the profile of the logistics and transport industry in Greater Montreal, with 100 industry professionals attending the event at the Port of Montreal’s headquarters. Consult the study


February 5

Speech by Port of Montreal CEO Sylvie Vachon to the Montreal Council on Foreign Relations (MCFR). Topic: The Port of Montreal at the heart of global supply chains. View the speech and presentation (French only)


February 5 - 6
The Port of Montreal welcomes the 75 participants in the 2014 Mariners’ Workshop organized by the Shipping Federation of Canada.