Port of Montreal sees infrastructure investment

MONTREAL—Ottawa has announced an investment of $18.5 million for a project at the Port of Montréal designed to increase transport efficiency, capacity and security by reducing waiting times and bottlenecks for container movements.

The project consists of:

  • an IT system for truck logistics that allows drivers to register for access to the port’s terminals, thus increasing the flow of traffic;
  • building a railway bridge outside the truck entrance to improve truck traffic at the port;
  • deploying a series of electronic signs on the port lands that will provide real-time information for truck drivers; and
  • developing an intelligent communications network to reduce truck traffic in the vicinity of the port.

The investments will have important economic benefits for Canadians and will create an estimated 370 jobs during construction.

The government also announced $600,000 in funding for the University of Montreal to assess the impacts of climate change on the Port of Montreal’s infrastructure and determine its resilience to the effects of climate change.

This funding is a part of Transport Canada’s five-year, $16 million Transportation Assets Risk Assessment initiative to better understand climate risks to federally owned transportation assets and potential adaptation solutions.