The Montreal Gazette points out this morning that “Old Port sails toward new record“. Don’t try to find more information on the Old Port of Montreal in Google or you’ll end up in a great website about just that. There are more and more activities for the whole family and for the tourists who visit the area in droves. Undoubtedly the many attractions there will be breaking new records again this year.
However the newspaper is talking more precisely about the Port of Montreal. Cargoes have been flowing in and out of Montreal for the North American continent for many years. The Port will be celebrating its 175th anniversary on May 8 this year. It was founded in 1830. However it too is breaking records. The CEO Dominic Taddeo is quoted as saying that Montreal is the biggest port in the North Atlantic Market with a 39.8% market share. New York is only at 35%. Montreal handled over one million tonnes of container cargo in March, which is a new monthly record. With over $150 million being invested over the next five years mainly in container terminals, the future is looking extremely good. Here is yet one more outstanding example of the thriving industrial hub to be found here in Montreal.
For information on interesting Montreal places to visit, see
Frommer’s Montreal & Quebec City 2009 Guide (Frommer’s Complete)
Montreal & Quebec City For Dummies (Dummies Travel)