To mark the Sommet de l’Est, the Montreal Port Authority (MPA) announces that it has joined the Pacte de l’Est as part of the “D’est en Est” initiative that is mobilizing stakeholders to fast track the revitalization of Montreal’s East End.
At the invitation of the Chambre de commerce de l’Est de Montréal, this initiative is also an occasion for the MPA to raise awareness of its commitments to contribute to the following collective efforts:
· Develop and ensure the long-term viability of port infrastructure to accommodate the growth in trade to benefit exporting and importing companies and, ultimately, consumers, mainly by investing in its infrastructure located in the East End of Montreal;
· Strengthen, optimize and streamline Greater Montreal’s supply chain, particularly by deploying artificial intelligence initiatives;
· Accelerate decarbonization of port activities and the energy transition by deploying a roadmap specific to the Port of Montreal;
· Improve the city-port interface, mainly by rolling out at least two projects in addition to those already announced and successfully completed in the East End of Montreal.
This announcement is consistent with the MPA’s actions, carried out from its facilities in the East End of Montreal, to develop some of the most efficient and sustainable transportation infrastructure, while cohabiting well with its neighbours. As a signatory to the Worldwide Network of Port Cities (AIVP) 2030 Agenda, the United Nations Global Compact, the Call to Action for Shipping Decarbonization and the Montreal Climate Partnership, the MPA continues to implement a number of initiatives whose benefits will primarily impact in the city’s East End.
“The Port of Montreal is anchored in the East End of the city and we intend to stay that way, being more resilient, smarter and more sustainable. Together, we can ensure that the next page in the history of the East End of Montreal builds on these undeniable strengths, while aiming to reach new summits,” said Geneviève Deschamps, Interim President and Chief Executive Officer of the Montreal Port Authority.
(Port of Montreal photo)