Our agents based in Europe, Asia and the United States took part in 33 international conferences bringing together representatives from every freight transport sector, including major shipping lines and railways, freight forwarders and the leading ports in North America.
Of note: In February, the MPA participated in the Retail Supply Chain Conference, Phoenix, and Cargo Logistics Canada, Vancouver; In March, the Trans-Pacific Maritime Conference, Long Beach; in June, JOC Canada, Toronto; and in September, JOC Europe, Hamburg. The Port of Montreal’s presence at these international gatherings is part of its growth strategy and its commitment to continuously raise awareness of the Port of Montreal’s advantages in the markets of Eastern Canada and the U.S. Midwest.
The MPA also developed a new signature, Ship different (Transporter autrement), which now runs through our promotional material intended for our business clienteles. The strategic location, the direct services dedicated by the world’s largest marine carriers, the possibility of fully unloading and reloading vessels, the proximity of large distribution and consumption centres, as well as the organization of train lots directly dockside, give the Port of Montreal considerable competitive advantages while asserting its distinctive edge, and this edge, based on modus operandi, is our strength, our expertise and our trademark.