The President and Chief Executive Officer of the Port of Montreal is elected to the Board of Directors of the International Association Cities and Ports

    MONTREAL, June 30 /CNW Telbec/ - Mr. Patrice M. Pelletier, President and
Chief Executive Officer of the Montreal Port Authority, was elected
Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of the International Association
Cities and Ports (IACP), representing North America, at the 11th International
Conference Cities and Ports held in Stockholm from June 23 to 27.
    The IACP organises international meetings where cities and ports present
their projects and works. The IACP also runs studies and surveys in the field
of town and port planning, environment and land planning, the conclusions of
which help those involved in the development of port cities to define their
future or present plans of action.
    The IACP keeps its members informed about the orientations of national
and international programmes designed to assist cities and ports in their
common development projects. The association contributes its know-how to the
organization of projects by backing subsidy applications. The IACP gives
member port cities the possibility to identify new partners so as to associate
them with experience exchange programs.

    About the Montreal Port Authority

    The Montreal Port Authority (MPA) operates the world's largest inland
port. It is a leader among container ports, handling 26 million tonnes of
cargo annually. In 2007, the Port of Montreal handled a total of 1,363,021
container TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent unit). The MPA operates its own rail
network, providing direct access to berths, and is linked to two major
railways and a highway system. It also operates a grain terminal and a marine
passenger terminal. All other terminals are operated by private stevedoring
firms. Through its activities, the Port of Montreal generates 18,200 jobs and
$1.5 billion in economic spin-offs.

For further information:

For further information: Jean-Paul Lejeune, Acting Communications
Director, (514) 283-1489, Fax: (514) 283-0829,,

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