Two new international container services to the Port of Montreal were added in 2017. In the spring, CMA CGM announced a sharing agreement on the Hapag-Lloyd service and introduced the NAWA (North America West Africa) service that connects the Port of Tanger Med, the hub for services to the rest of Africa. For its part, Maersk introduced the Med-Montreal service in September 2017.
AGT Food and Ingredients invests in CanEst Transit
In July 2017, AGT Food and Ingredients, a leading Saskatchewan-based agri-food company, announced an investment in CanEst Transit, a Quebec-based company located in the Port of Montreal that handles, stores and packages grain. Its multi-stakeholder group includes La Coop fédérée. CanEst Transit had already received assistance from the Government of Quebec in February 2017 through its Maritime Strategy, enabling it to increase the efficiency of its terminal located in former Grain Elevator No. 3.
Launch of the Extranet for MPA clients and partners
In October, the Port of Montreal launched an Extranet for its shipping line clients. There they can find three types of information: (1) financial data on their transactions with the Port of Montreal; (2) market data on the nature, origin and destination of goods transiting the Port; and (3) operational data on the fluidity of truck and train movements on Port territory. In short, the Extranet is a big step toward information transparency. The goal is to help our clients in their decision-making. Ultimately, this increases the fluidity of the movement of goods, which is the crux of the matter of any logistics chain. A tool like the Extranet adds real value to our services.
The goal is to help our clients
in their decision-making.