SMART PORTS - MONTREAL
The Port of Montreal is a major diversified transshipment centre operated by the Montreal Port Authority (MPA). The Port of Montreal is of vital importance to local, regional and national markets as a leading international centre for handling containers, non-containerized goods, grain, bulk solids and bulk liquids. The only container port in Quebec, it is a destination port served by the largest shipping lines in the world. It is also an intermodal hub with a service offering that is unique in North America, featuring its own rail network directly dockside connected to Canada’s two national rail networks.
Located 1,600 kilometres inland from the Atlantic coast, at the centre of a fully integrated rail, road and pipeline network, the Port of Montreal is an essential link in the supply chain of the major consumer markets of Eastern Canada and the U.S. Midwest and Northeast. The MPA also operates a Cruise Terminal and a Port Centre.
The MPA factors economic, social and environmental components into its corporate initiatives. This commitment is governed by a sustainable development policy whose guiding principles focus on involvement, cooperation and accountability.
As part of its positioning as an innovative port, the Port has concluded several partnerships and projects over the years, designed to improve its competitiveness through emerging technologies and propel forward its sustainability agenda for the coming years.