The port authorities of Montreal and Antwerp are pleased to announce that they have renewed their cooperation agreement. The official announcement was made at the MPA's annual reception for clients held yesterday at the Port of Montreal’s Grand Quay.

The Port of Montreal and the Port of Antwerp have been in a close partnership for six years now. In fact, the first cooperation agreement was signed in 2013 for three years and was renewed in 2016.

In light of the many projects jointly conducted by both ports in several fields, the two authorities decided to extend the new agreement for another 10 years. This builds on four areas of cooperation:

Inter-port governance
Trade
Innovation
Sustainable development and energy transition
"Our two ports share the same vision, the same priorities and the same interests. It’s a natural partnership that will definitely be beneficial and rewarding on both sides of the Atlantic," said Sylvie Vachon.

"This long-term commitment shows how much the Port of Antwerp values its cooperation with the Port of Montreal," said Jacques Vandermeiren, CEO of the Port of Antwerp.

As the gateway of choice for European markets and a major transshipment port, the Port of Antwerp is the Port of Montreal's largest trading partner. In total, 15% of our containerized tonnages at the Port of Montreal come from or go to the Port of Antwerp.