port in brief

June 29 2015

Launch of the Quebec Maritime Strategy by the Quebec government. The event is held at Iberville Passenger Terminal. Read the press release

July 2

The Port of Montreal wins three awards in communication from the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA). The winning projects are the 2013 annual report “The Port at the Heart of Daily Life” and the “Trading With The World” advertising campaign. Read the Portinfo Express

July 31

Announcement of new federal funding for the installation of shore power at the Port of Montreal by the Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, on behalf of the Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, and Robert Poëti, Quebec Minister of Transport. Read the Portinfo Express

August 13

The legendary Marco Polo calls into Montreal, after sailing from London with close to 1,000 cruise passengers on board. This ship first called into Montreal 35 years ago as the Alexandr Pushkin, flying the Soviet flag. The cruise ship returned to Montreal on September 24.

August 20

The Port of Montreal participates in Festa Italiana, an annual fundraising dinner organized by Mariners’ House. More than 500 people, mainly from the shipping industry, attended the event, held at Iberville Passenger Terminal, and enjoyed the Italian feast prepared by Le Muscadin Restaurant for a very reasonable price. 

August 27

Inauguration of the MtlLINK terminal in Montreal East. This terminal is a major component of Logistec’s North American network. Read the press release

August 28

A group of 16 students in Administration at HEC Montreal finish a two-week study tour of companies by bike with a tour of the Port of Montreal led Daniel Dagenais, Vice-President, Operations at the Port.

August 29-30

A team from the Port of Montreal takes part in the 26th Quebec Division MS Bike Tour to fund research on multiple sclerosis. 

September 12

Port in the City Day attracts more than 2,700 cruise passengers, mostly Montrealers who live close to the Port of Montreal.  Read the press release

September 23

The Port launches a new advertising campaign that showcases people (neighbours, workers, organizations, partners, etc.) at the heart of port life; at the heart of our world. 

September 29

The Port of Montreal hosts the annual conference of the Association of Canadian Port Authorities (ACPA) under the theme: Pushing the Limits. More than 200 delegates are in Montreal to discuss ways of using creativity to promote growth in the Canadian marine transportation industry while respecting society and the environment. Read the press release

October 27

Several senior executives at the Port of Montreal, including President and CEO Sylvie Vachon, participate in Quebec Maritime Day in Quebec City.

October 27

Mariners’ House launches its 2016 calendar and is set to sell all 1,200 for $20 each. Drawings are to be held every week for a chance to win cash prizes. Funds raised go to the benefit of Mariners’ House, which annually welcomes thousands of foreign mariners calling at Montreal.
To buy a calendar: T: 514 849-3234   F: 514 849-2874


October 29

Port of Montreal executives take part in an economic mission in Chicago. The group of business people and representatives of institutions and organizations in Quebec’s marine sector is led by the premier of Quebec. While in Chicago, Philippe Couillard attends a networking event organized by the Port of Montreal. Read the press release (French only)

November 19

The St. Lawrence Economic Development Council (SODES) celebrates its 30th anniversary.