Montreal reports record traffic for 2007
Montreal said port traffic reached a record high of 26 million tons in 2007, 3.6 percent more than in 2006.
General cargo at the port hit 12.7 million tons, up 7.6 percent. largely because of a 9.4 percent increase in container volumes to about 1.3 million TEU.
“We are pleased with our performance,” said Patrice M. Pelletier, president and chief executive officer of the Montreal Port Authority. “My team and I are now focused on finding innovative and proactive ways to accelerate growth, and we anticipate that containers will be the cornerstone of an overall strategy that helps the port remain our clients’ preferred choice on the North American East Coast.”
The port handled 7.9 million tons of liquid bulk cargo and 5.5 million tons of dry bulk cargo.