Vessels in port
Persistent congestion at Port of Montreal spurs drayage rate hikes
Persistent congestion at the Port of Montreal and longer than normal turn times have prompted some frustrated truckers to increase rates — $75 per hour waited per container in one case — and marine terminals to consider consider extending gate hours.
Montreal Port Authority opens shore power facility at new cruise terminal
The Montreal Port Authority (MPA) has opened a new shore power facility at its new cruise terminal, allowing visiting ships to turn off their engines and connect to an electrical power grid while they are docked in port. The first green initiative of its kind in Quebec, Canada, the shore power project was rolled out in two phases. In 2016, the MPA developed four power supply stations at berths 25, 27, 29 and M2 for vessels that winter at the port. To provide a sufficiently powerful power supply for cruise ships, Hydro-Québec installed a new 25 kV line to supply the new substation installed at the cruise terminal in 2016. Schneider Electric designed and built the equipment needed to install the electrical substation. These works led to Holland America Line’s Veendam making the first connection in 29 July 2017. Shore power is expected to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2,800 tonnes per year.
The Port of Montreal welcomes the first ship at its new cruise terminal
The Montreal Port Authority (MPA) is celebrating the arrival of the MS Veendam, the first ship to dock at the Port of Montreal’s new cruise terminal. Alongside Verdun MNA Isabelle Melançon, representing the Government of Quebec, and Mayor of Montreal Denis Coderre, MPA President and CEO Sylvie Vachon and VIP guests welcomed the cruise ship’s captain and passengers, the company said in its press release. The works related to revitalizing Alexandra Pier will be completed in September 2017. For the occasion, the Port of Montreal will host a huge family celebration. Revitalization work on Alexandra Pier began in November 2015. The project was made possible through the financial contribution of the Government of Quebec ($20 million) and the City of Montreal ($15 million). For its part, the Montreal Port Authority invested $43 million, bringing the total investment to $78 million.Upload News