Port of Montreal wins three communications awards

Montreal, June 6, 2013 – The Port of Montreal has won three awards in the American Association of Port Authorities’ (AAPA) annual Communications Competition.

The Port won an Award of Excellence for its new website, which was launched last year. The redesigned site provides more in-depth information and is easier to navigate and more visually appealing and interactive than the previous version. It was developed in collaboration with Montreal-based digital agency MultipleMedia. The website is accessible to the following address:

The Port took home an Award of Distinction for its PortInfo electronic magazine, a publication that is geared to the maritime transportation industry. PortInfo is now easily accessible on the homepage of the Port of Montreal website. Subscribers receive the magazine by email. Subscriptions are free and available to one and all.

The Port of Montreal’s new branding campaign, “Trading with the World” or “Commercer avec le monde,” also launched in 2012, won an Award of Merit.

“This recognition is very timely considering the direction that the Port of Montreal has given itself to increase its visibility internationally and to work even more closely with its neighbouring communities,” said Sylvie Vachon, President and CEO of the Montreal Port Authority. “Congratulations to our entire communications team and all those who provided their support.”

Twenty-six seaports are receiving a total of 99 awards within the 46th annual AAPA Communications Awards Program. The awards will be presented during the AAPA’s 102nd Annual Convention to be held in Orlando, Florida, from October 13 to 17.

“When port authorities communicate strategically with their many audiences, including their communities, business leaders and policymakers, they’re better able to show their tremendous value as economic development and jobs drivers,” said Kurt Nagle, AAPA’s President and CEO.

Founded in 1912, AAPA today represents 160 of the leading seaport authorities in the United States, Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean.