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Building on nearly a decade of productive cooperation, the Port of Montreal was pleased to host its colleagues from the Port of Antwerp on November 14 and 15 for two days of intense work on various joint projects.

To consolidate relations between the two ports and share best practices, the discussions and exchanges focused on three priority areas of the partnership between both port authorities:

  • Innovation, at a time when the sharing of data and logistics information are among the preferred tools for improving fluidity and performance
  • Energy transition, notably the development of a green corridor to offer eco-responsible solutions from one end of the supply chain to the other, including port infrastructures and bunkering solutions to accommodate the upcoming generations of vessels
  • Cold chain, in a context marked by the strong growth of the refrigerated container sector, to transport fruit and vegetables as well as wine, make-up and pharmaceutical products under controlled temperatures

The gateway of choice for European markets and a major transshipment port, the Port of Antwerp is the Port of Montreal's largest partner, with close to 15% of containerized tonnage going to and coming from the Port of Antwerp.


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From left to right: Philippe Beaujean, Shippers and Forwarders Manager, Port of Antwerp; Marc-André Paquin, Associate Director, Development and International Relations, MPA; Alain Berard, Director, Development and International Relations, MPA; Guillaume Brossard, Vice-President, Development, Marketing and International Relations, MPA; Yves Gilson, Director, Marketing and Cruises, MPA; Wim Dillen, International Development Manager, Port of Antwerp; Filip Vandenbussche, North America Business Development and Port Representative, Port of Antwerp; and Simon Savard, Analyst, Business Intelligence and Innovation, MPA
December 1, 2022