The MPA welcomed the Government of Quebec announcement in March 2016 regarding its $300-million investment in the development of industrial port zones throughout the province as part of the Quebec Maritime Strategy. We have participated in the signing of agreements for the Contrecoeur-Varennes (September 2016) and Montreal (February 2017) industrial port zones. Montreal and Contrecoeur are well suited to the implementation of the industrial port zone concept, and the MPA plans to fully participate in the project alongside partners such as CargoM, municipalities and the Government of Quebec.
The development of industrial port zones dovetails with MPA’s Port+ business strategy, which aims to pool efforts among our business partners toward common opportunities and objectives and provide value-added services close to port facilities.
The MPA also supports the City of Montreal’s development plan for the creation of a “Cité de la logistique” logistics zone in the L’Assomption Sud sector of the Mercier–Hochelaga-Maisonneuve borough near the port’s new Viau Terminal. The establishment of a logistics zone that encourages value-added services or operations to set up in proximity to the Port of Montreal falls within the objectives of the Quebec Maritime Strategy and the City of Montreal Development Plan.