“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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Economic impact of port activities in Montreal
indirect and induced
Martin Imbleau new CEO of the Montreal Port Authority (MPA)
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
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
Special legislation passed by federal government to end dockworkers' strike
$150 million in debentures issued by MPA
Cooperation agreement renewed by Port of Montreal and Adani Group
Rail capacity optimization program launched by MPA
MPA partnership with St. Lawrence Action Fund renewed
New Hamilton-Montreal container service inaugurated on the Seaway
Record on the St. Lawrence with arrival of largest container ship able to use the river, the MSC Melissa
MPA active in vaccination effort for mariners calling at Montreal
Divina Dali exhibition opened at Grand Quay
Three new appointments to MPA Executive Committee: Guillaume Brossard, Geneviève Deschamps and Mélanie Nadeau
Anchored in the City communications campaign launched by Port of Montreal
Two new post-Panamax electric gantry cranes unloaded at the Port of Montreal
Port of Montreal joined the Call to Action for Shipping Decarbonization
6th edition of the Smart Port Challenge launched
International call for qualification launched by Port of Montreal for its Contrecœur expansion project
First non-stop trip between China and Port of Montreal
Creation of a green shipping corridor announced by Ports of Montreal and Antwerp
Record year for ALUS Montérégie participants, of which the MPA is a Gold partner
339 trees planted during 2021