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Rapport annuel 2021

Total volume
of goods

34 million



1.7 M EVP
augmentation7.5 %

Liquid bulk:

11.7 MT

Dry bulk:

7.9 MT

Chair and CEO message

“Being anchored in the future means contributing productively to the energy transition and launching the major initiatives that will enable us to achieve carbon neutrality, starting now.”

Benefits and traffic

After a year marked by several crises in 2021, globally with the impact of the pandemic on international trade as well as locally with the dockworkers' strike, cargo volumes handled at the Port of Montreal dipped 3% from 2020, putting the total volume of goods handled at 34 million tonnes.

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As a strategic asset whose primary role is to ensure optimal service to North American businesses and citizens, the Port of Montreal is always ready to consolidate its international trade links and maintain sound operational performance.

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Major projects

Faced with increasing trade and cargo volumes, the Port of Montreal is adapting to the demands of its stakeholders and striving to continually improve its efficiency and performance, as well as its harmonious integration into the urban fabric.

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Sustainable development

A core priority of the Port of Montreal is to align economic development with sustainable development through our policies and management systems. The MPA's efforts encompass many levels by creating national and international partnerships to develop lower-carbon fuels, by acting as a mobilizing force, and by rolling out promising projects to protect the natural ecosystem and the quality of the air and water.

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Serving citizens

At the heart of the city since its foundation, the Port of Montreal is engaged in the community, committed to fostering harmonious cohabitation and to providing citizens with new high-quality public spaces.

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Economic impact of port activities in Montreal


jobs direct,
indirect and induced

2.6 B$

in economic

1.7 million


Year in brief

Martin Imbleau

Martin Imbleau new CEO of the Montreal Port Authority (MPA)

Canne à pommeau d’or

The Atlantic Spirit won Gold-Headed Cane


$55 million in financial support awarded by Quebec Government for Port of Montreal's expansion project in Contrecœur

Viaduc dans le secteur Viau

Public meeting held to present the Viau sector overpass project


2021 cruise season cancelled


Favourable decision issued by federal Minister of the Environment and Climate Change on Port of Montreal's Contrecœur expansion project 

Fin à la grève des débardeurs

Special legislation passed by federal government to end dockworkers' strike


$150 million in debentures issued by MPA

Groupe Adani

Cooperation agreement renewed by Port of Montreal and Adani Group

Capacité ferroviaire

Rail capacity optimization program launched by MPA

Fonds d’action Saint-Laurent

MPA partnership with St. Lawrence Action Fund renewed


New Hamilton-Montreal container service inaugurated on the Seaway

MSC Melissa

Record on the St. Lawrence with arrival of largest container ship able to use the river, the MSC Melissa

Marins en escale à Montréal

MPA active in vaccination effort for mariners calling at Montreal

Divina Dali

Divina Dali exhibition opened at Grand Quay

Trois nouvelles nominations

Three new appointments to MPA Executive Committee: Guillaume Brossard, Geneviève Deschamps and Mélanie Nadeau

Ancré dans la ville

Anchored in the City communications campaign launched by Port of Montreal

Deux nouvelles grues-portiques

Two new post-Panamax electric gantry cranes unloaded at the Port of Montreal

Appel pour la décarbonation

Port of Montreal joined the Call to Action for Shipping Decarbonization

Défi Port intelligent

6th edition of the Smart Port Challenge launched


International call for qualification launched by Port of Montreal for its Contrecœur expansion project

Chine et le Port de Montréal

First non-stop trip between China and Port of Montreal

Appel à la décarbonation

Creation of a green shipping corridor announced by Ports of Montreal and Antwerp

ALUS Montérégie

Record year for ALUS Montérégie participants, of which the MPA is a Gold partner


339 trees planted during 2021