Port in Brief

Aug. 16 Fednav invests in six new vessels Bulk carriers will reduce carbon emissions by 20%.
Aug. 9

Logistec Corporation, through its U.S. division Logistec USA, announces the acquisition of 100% of the shares of CrossGlobe Transport.

July 11

Hapag-Lloyd celebrates 120 years of service through the Port de Montreal.


June 20
The Port of Montreal welcomes representatives from Scandinavian and European ports.
June 19
Presentation by Port of Montreal CEO Sylvie Vachon on Constructing the City-Port Blend at the International Association of Cities and Ports world conference in Nantes/Saint-Nazaire, France.
June 5

Launch of the 2012 cruise season with the arrival of the M/V Yorktown at Alexandra Pier’s Iberville Passenger Terminal.


June 1

Presentation by Sylvie Vachon entitled Port in the Heart of the City at the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal’s strategic forum on major transport infrastructure projects.

May 31

Montreal Port Authority annual meeting. In 2011, the Port of Montreal handled an unprecedented 28.5 million tonnes of total traffic, surpassing the previous record of 27.9 million tonnes set in 2008.

May 15
The MPA welcomes a delegation of businesspeople from Alberta.
May 9
The MPA welcomes a delegation from Colombia
May 8
The MPA welcomes 12 representatives from Quebec government offices in Atlanta, Barcelona, Brussels, New York, Chicago, Mexico, Mumbai, Shanghai and Toronto.
March 21
The Port of Montreal receives four awards from the prestigious Cruise Insight magazine: Most Responsive Port, Best Turnaround Destination, Most Efficient Terminal Operator and Best Turnaround Port Operations.
March 15

Me Claude J. Melançon is appointed a director of the Montreal Port Authority by the City of Montreal.




March 15

The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, announces a contribution of up to $15.1 million to the Port of Montreal from the federal government’s Gateways and Border Crossings Fund. This investment will help optimize container-handling sites in the Maisonneuve and Viau sectors. 

The port on screen:

Radio-Canada has produced a series of reports on the workings of the Port of Montreal Dans les entrailles du port de Montréal.


CN produced a video : Port of Montreal and CN : working together
Well over a century ago, the Port of Montreal has long ago decided to integrate rail into every portion of its operation. That means that the interface between the terminals or the ship and the rail are almost seamless.