Montreal in C$150m strategy
THE Canadian port of Montreal, one of the world's major inland ports, has developed a new strategy, Horizon 2010, to allow it to expand and satisfy the needs of clients.
The port has invest-ed over C$150 million (HK$929.25 million) in the past decade primarily for the expansion of its container terminals and the improvement of its rail network and grain elevators.
Annual traffic throughput is estimated at 22 million tonnes, consisting of close to six million tonnes of containerised cargo, one million tonnes of non-containerised general cargo, about seven million tonnes of petroleum products and three million tonnes of grain.
Traffic in the other dry and liquid bulk category totals five million tonnes.
With on-dock rail access, both Canadian Pacific and Canadian National Railways serve the port and provide a direct link to Canadian and US markets. The port also operates its own railway which serves the entire waterfront.
Montreal has two international airports, Dorval and Mirabel, with air freight services available all over North America and the rest of the world.