MONTREAL, Nov. 4, 2011 /CNW Telbec/ - The Montreal Port Authority (MPA)
is delighted by the project "Cité portuaire" unveiled in the five-year
plan to develop Montreal-East presented Monday by Mayor Gérald
"This project confirms the importance given to the Montreal port
activities by the city of Montreal, the local elected representatives
and the business community. Not only are we recognized as an actor of
economic development, we are also considered a strategic partner for
which it is important to ensure the competitive edge and influence",
has indicated Sylvie Vachon, President-General Manager, MPA.
As a reminder, the project "Cité portuaire" has five priorities:
Improve the port accesses to trucks
Protect the physical and functional integrity of the rail and maritime
Organize and implement a logistic and transportation cluster
Develop look-outs and interpretation sites of the port activities for
Improve the maritime station
About the Port of Montreal
Operated by the Montreal Port Authority (MPA), the Port of Montreal is a
major diversified transshipment centre that handles all types of goods
- containerized and noncontainerized cargo, liquid bulk and dry bulk.
It is a leading container port served by the largest container shipping
lines in the world. Close to 1,331,351 TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent
units) were handled at the Port of Montreal in 2010, representing
12,033,434 tonnes of cargo.
The Port also handled 8,151,136 tonnes of liquid bulk, 3,204,076 tonnes
of dry bulk, and 2,380,863 tonnes of grain in 2010.
The Port of Montreal owns its own rail network, operated directly on the
piers. It is connected to the two nationwide railways CN and CP.
The Port operates a marine passenger terminal that welcomed 48,180
passengers and crew members in 2010. All the other terminals are
operated by private stevedoring firms. Port activity supports 18,200
jobs and generates $1.5 billion in economic spin-offs per year.
SOURCE PORT OF MONTREAL
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