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Federal Labour Minister urges Montreal dockers and port employers to renew and resolve negotiations

  The federal Minister of Labour, Filomena Tassi, has expressed serious concern regarding the February 12 suspension of collective bargaining negotiations between the Syndicat des débardeurs, the Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 375 and the Maritime Employers Association. Following a seven-month truce ending on March 21, negotiations had recently resumed to replace a collective agreement …

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Port of Montreal raises alarm over suspension in waterfront negotiations

  The Port of Montreal today released a lengthy statement expressing serious concern over the repercussions of a suspension of recently renewed negotiations between the dockers and maritime employers at Canada’s second largest port. It notably warned:”A halt in port operations and the diversion of goods to competing and more distant ports have direct and …

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Growing uncertainty as Montreal docker/port employer truce soon expiring

  By Leo Ryan, Editor Recently resumed negotiations between waterfront employers at the Port of Montreal and the union representing 1,125 dockers have reportedly made little progress ahead of a seven-month truce expiring on March 21. And amidst the renewed uncertainty, there is evidence some importers have made contingency plans and have already begun to …

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QSL Continues Its North American Expansion With the Acquisition of Empire Stevedoring

QUEBEC CITY – QSL, a company specializing in port terminal operation, stevedoring, marine services and transport, continues its expansion by acquiring Empire Stevedoring Co. Ltd. of Montreal. This transaction brings QSL one step closer to its goal of becoming the North American leader in its activity sector. This alliance between two prestigious Quebec maritime industry players …

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Quebec government grants $55m to Montreal Contrecoeur container project 

The Government of Quebec today announced $55 million in financial assistance to the Montreal Port Authority (MPA) towards its $750 million container terminal project in Contrecoeur. “The Government of Quebec’s backing is an important signal for the MPA and reflects a shared commitment to provide local businesses with a highly efficient supply chain,” said MPA …

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NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT Martin Imbleau

The Montreal Port Authority (MPA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Martin Imbleau to the position of President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Imbleau held several senior management positions at Énergir, where he developed extensive experience in such various fields as energy, environmental and major infrastructure project management. More recently, he held the position …

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The Atlantic Spirit wins Montreal’s Gold-Headed Cane

  Montreal, January 1, 2021 – At 2:59 p.m., the Atlantic Spirit was the first ocean-going vessel of 2021 to cross the Port of Montreal’s downstream limit at Sorel without a stopover. True to a tradition dating back over 180 years, the Montreal Port Authority (MPA) is awarding the Gold-Headed Cane to its master, Captain Oleksandr Popov.  The port …

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Port of Montreal 2020 container tally will be better than expected

  By Leo Ryan, Editor Just last summer,  as the global pandemic was gathering momentum and the Montreal waterfront was hit by a series of docker strikes, the Port of Montreal was forecasting an approximate 13% plunge in total and container cargo for all of 2020. But as the exceptionally difficult year comes to a …

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Cooperation accord between ports of Montreal and Trois-Rivières

Photo: Montreal Port Authority As part of the Cooperation Agreement signed at the end of 2018 aimed at improving their respective and/or common port services, the port authorities of Montreal and Trois-Rivières are pleased to announce the rollout of three projects that will improve the marine operations of both ports: the implementation of a common …

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Martin Imbleau named President and Chief Executive Officer of the Montreal Port Authority

  MONTREAL – The Montreal Port Authority (MPA) proudly announced today the appointment of Martin Imbleau to the position of President and CEO. In senior management positions for some fifteen years and having developed extensive experience in strategy, operations, business development and managing major infrastructure projects, he will succeed Sylvie Vachon. Ms. Vachon is retiring on December …

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