Dry Bulk

In 2017, dry bulk posted a 10.8% increase to reach 9.3 million tonnes. Notable increases include iron ore (26.4%), salt (30.1%) and scrap metal (440%).

Grain traffic dipped 2%. The year 2017 was marked by an exceptional global harvest that led to a fall in prices and higher inventories, causing producers to wait for a price recovery. With its first-class facilities, the Port of Montreal can receive all types of dry bulk.

Dry Bulk

Bulk sugar carrier
at Sutherland Pier

Grain: 49%

Iron ore: 26%

Salt: 7%

Raw sugar: 5%

Fertilizer: 4%

Scrap metal: 3%

Gypsum: 2%

Other: 4%

Benefits and Traffic