Freight transport operations are running at full capacity, the Port of Montreal reported today.” No cancellations have occurred, and rail transport continues as scheduled. Road transport and terminal operations are ongoing. We will continue to follow Transport Canada guidelines and monitor the impact of COVID-19 on Port operations.”
The MPA is closely following the directives of federal authorities pertaining to the Port of Montreal’s cruise activities. At present, the Transport Canada directive stipulating that ships with more than 500 passengers and crew members cannot call at Canadian ports until July 1 affects about 15% of the cruise ships scheduled to arrive in Montreal in 2020.
“We have implemented preventive measures based on public health guidelines to ensure the health of MPA personnel and the continuity of our operations. As a result, since Monday, March 16, the vast majority of our administrative staff, has been asked to work from home, if and when appropriate, until further notice. Given that the Port remains fully operational, personnel who must report to work to keep operations running smoothly have been asked to follow strict sanitary guidelines (wash hands, keep a safe distance between each person, no outside visitors allowed, etc.). Sharply increased sanitary measures are also being taken in our property management, including much more frequent cleaning and maintenance.” (photo MPA)