In 2015, Asia was the point of origin or final destination for over 17% of the containers handled by the Port of Montreal. For customers in the Far East, we offer alternate routings to reach North America's industrial heartland via direct transshipment links to Mediterranean, Northern European and Caribbean ports. For customers in South Asia, we actually offer transit times that are competitive with ports on Canada's east and west coasts, providing them with time savings and logistical flexibility.
A globally diversified port, we are an essential link in the supply chain that connects the principal consumer markets and distribution centres in Eastern Canada, the Midwest and the U.S. Northeast. Our four international container terminals can each handle two 300-metre ships simultaneously. We also handle breakbulk cargo as well as liquid and dry bulk commodities.
*Source: PIERS, MPA – 2014
The implementation of the new trade agreement between Canada and the European Union is sure to generate enormous opportunities on both sides of the Atlantic. As the number one Canadian container port for trade with Europe, we’re perfectly placed to help you profit from the huge boost in cargo traffic.
Over the past two decades, our shipping partners (CMA CGM, Hapag-Lloyd, Maersk, MSC, OOCL) have developed direct services with transshipment ports in Northern Europe, the Mediterranean and the Caribbean, extending our customers’ global reach and connecting the Port of Montreal to over 140 countries.
We are located on the shortest route between the heartland of North America, and the leading transshipment ports of Northern Europe and the Mediterranean.
We also offer the advantage of a service to the Caribbean and South Africa.
We are a major link in the global transportation supply chain.