For immediate release
Port in the City Day:
a successful discovery cruise!
Montreal, September 12, 2016 – In glorious summer weather, Port in the City Day made it possible for 2,665 people, mainly Montrealers, to discover their city’s port facilities on Saturday, September 10 aboard the AML cruise ship the Cavalier Maxim.
This annual activity organized by the Montreal Port Authority (MPA) was eagerly anticipated and the free tickets were quickly claimed. There were five departures over the course of the day. During the one-hour cruise on the St. Lawrence River, the Cavalier Maxim brought its passengers from the Old Port to Promenade Bellerive Park, east of the Louis-H. Lafontaine bridge-tunnel.
The aim of the event is to familiarize citizens with the Port of Montreal’s activities. A special invitation is extended to neighbours of the Port, the residents of over 16,000 households close to Port territory. During the cruise, Port executives provide the guided tour, explaining how the facilities seen along the wharves work and shedding light on the major impact of these port operations on the economy of Greater Montreal and the province of Quebec.
“Port in the City Day expresses the Port of Montreal’s concern to get closer to its community and fulfil its role as a responsible citizen,” said Mélanie Nadeau, Director of Communications at the MPA.
To access more information on the Port’s community relations action, the public is invited to visit www.port-montreal.com and follow the Port of Montreal on Facebook page and Twitter.
About the Port of Montreal
Operated by the Montreal Port Authority (MPA), the Port of Montreal is a major diversified transshipment centre that handles goods of all kinds: containerized and non-containerized, liquid bulk and solid bulk. It is a leading container port served by the world’s largest container shipping lines.
The Port of Montreal has its own railway network directly dockside. It is connected to the two trans-Canadian railroad systems, and to a network of highways as well. The Port operates a passenger terminal that welcomes cruise passengers. All of the other terminals are managed by private stevedoring companies. Port activity supports 16,000 jobs and generates some 2.1 billion dollars in economic benefits every year.
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Director of Communications
Montreal Port Authority