port in brief

May 1, 2013

Visit to the Port from the Indian Central Board of Customs and Excise.

May 6

Presentation by Port of Montreal President and CEO Sylvie Vachon at the Industrial Clusters Forum on the theme: A strong logistics chain.

May 6 and 7

Visit from students in Logistics and Transportation at Champlain College.

May 7

Presentation by Port of Montreal President and CEO Sylvie Vachon to the 12th annual Transportation Outlook Conference organized by the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transportation North America (CILTNA) on the theme:  The Port of Montreal at the heart of the logistics chain.

May 10

Montreal Port Authority (MPA) welcomes the double announcement made by Sylvain Gaudreault, Minister of Transport and Minister of Municipal Affairs, Regions and Land Occupancy, first, on the signing of the framework of cooperation with the City of Montreal for the extension of Assomption Boulevard and second, on the upgrading of access roads from Highway 25 to and from the Port of Montreal.

May 14

The port is authorized to receive post-Panamax vessels up to 44 metres wide in the Quebec-Montreal navigation channel.

May 18

The arrival of Holland America’s MS Maasdam inaugurates the 2013 cruise season at the Port of Montreal.

May 22

Visit by a delegation from Carrefour Québec International to the Port of Montreal.

May 24

Annual meeting of the Montreal Port Authority.

May 27

Visit to the Port by a delegation of students from the Italian police academy Guardia di Finanza.

June 6

Presentation by Daniel Dagenais, Director of Port Operations, at the public information sessions organized by the Office de consultation publique de Montréal (OCPM) as part of his mandate to consult on the Montreal Development Plan project. His theme: Economic development and transportation.

June 6

The Port of Montreal wins three awards under the Communications Awards Program run by the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA).

June 11

Opening of the exhibition 20,000 Leagues Over Land and Sea – Exploring Six Centuries of Cartography at Stewart Museum. The Port of Montreal is a partner of this exhibition.

June 20

The Montreal Port Authority welcomes its partners aboard the Cavalier Maxim for a VIP cruise on the St. Lawrence.

June 27

Visit to the Port by a delegation from the Chinese Ministry of Transport.

July 12

Visit to the Port by Pascal Bérubé, Quebec Minister for Tourism and Minister responsible for the Bas-Saint-Laurent region.

July 17

Visit by transport and logistics students from Concordia University.

July 23

Visit by students from O’Sullivan College as part of their international trade course.

August 8

Visit to the Port by Port of Beirut CEO Hassan Kraytem.

August 25 and 26

A team from the Port of Montreal participates in the MS Bike Tour to fight against multiple sclerosis.

September 7

Port in the City Day is once again a success. Upon release, the roughly 4,000 – free -- tickets were snapped up within a few hours. Five one-hour cruises allow people to discover port facilities from the river.


September 11 and 13

Mission of the Montreal Port Authority to the Port of Antwerp, Belgium, under the cooperation agreement signed between the two ports last year. The Port of Antwerp is the Port of Montreal’s main partner. The focus was on marketing and community relations.

September 19

Visit to the port of a delegation from Manufacturiers et Exportateurs du Québec.

October 3

Presentation by Port of Montreal President and CEO Sylvie Vachon at the Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association (WISTA). This year, WISTA Canada is hosting the event, to be held from October 2 to 4, in Montreal for the first time, with strong sponsorship by the MPA. The theme: Navigating the Seas of Change. WISTA has 30 national chapters and more than 1,800 members.


Executive appointments at the Port of Montreal


Sophie Roux was appointed Director of Communications as of July 2.


Sylvie Vachon, President and CEO of the Montreal Port Authority was named Chair of the Board of Directors of the Association of Canadian Port Authorities (ACPA) in August.



Rosetta Iacono was appointed Director, Growth and Development, Container as of September 16.




Yves Gilson was appointed Manager, Marketing, Growth and Development as of September 30. He previously held the position of Communications Manager.