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May 7, 2018

Port of Montreal posted volume growth in every sector last year

As part of the annual meeting of the Montreal Port Authority (MPA), Ms. Sylvie Vachon, President and CEO of the MPA, presented the results and activities for 2017. For the fourth year in a row, the total volume of goods handled rose to a new historic high, at 38 million tonnes. This is a growth of 7.6% compared to 2016.

The volume of containers handled at the Port of Montreal rose 5.8% in 2017 compared to the previous year, from 13.1 to 13.8 million tonnes. Two growth drivers largely explain these very good results: the markets of Asia and the Mediterranean, which posted respective increases of 14% and 21% in international traffic.

As for dry bulk, the results show an increase of 10.8% in 2017, reaching 9.3 million tonnes, with notable increases in iron ore, salt and metal scrap. Liquid bulk traffic totalled 14.7 million tonnes, up 7% over 2016.

Source: MPA