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The Port of Montreal is a proud partner of Vague estivale 2016

Montreal, June 18, 2016 – The Montreal Port Authority (MPA) is pleased to contribute to the program of summer activities offered by the borough of Rivière-des-Prairies¬–Pointe-aux-Trembles, the Vague estivale. For the past several years, the MPA has sponsored historic cruises that offer residents a chance to discover the natural, historic and maritime heritage of the far eastern part of the Saint Lawrence River in Montreal.

Through its community investment policy, the Port of Montreal seeks to give back to the community by supporting organizations and events that contribute to the vitality of the neighbourhoods and cities adjacent to its port facilities, like the borough of Rivière-des-Prairies–Pointe-aux-Trembles.

“The relationship that binds the Port of Montreal to the borough of Rivière-des-Prairies–Pointe-aux-Trembles and its residents is an essential one, because some of our activities take place nearby. So we have to be concerned about the community, and we have to be active within it. The community really is just as much of a stakeholder in our operations as our business partners are,” explains Sophie Roux, Vice-President, Public Affairs, at the MPA.

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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Mélanie Nadeau
Director of Communications
Montreal Port Authority
T: 514-283-7050
F: 514-283-0829