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Strike at the Port of Montreal – Status
Due to the ongoing Longshoremen’s strike at the Port of Montreal, berthage services and cargo handling normally provided by dockworkers are suspended at several Port of Montreal terminals.
Not affected by this situation are liquid bulk handling, the Oceanex service (Bickerdike Terminal) and the grain terminal (Viterra).
If you are currently expecting to receive goods at the Port of Montreal or to export goods internationally, please contact your respective shipping line to learn the latest status of the situation.
The Montreal Port Authority (MPA) deplores this indefinite strike as Port activities are essential to keep the economy running and, during this global pandemic, to ensure public health and safety. Importers and exporters in Quebec and Ontario alike are being significantly impacted by this strike. Negotiations are ongoing, but a resolution to this labour dispute between the Maritime Employers Association (MEA), and the Longshoremen’s Union, CUPE Local 375 must be reached quickly in order for the Port of Montreal to continue to play its role as an economic driver and vector of international trade for Canada, a role that is all the more important in the context of a global pandemic.
We will continue to keep you informed of any developments