The Port of Montreal and HAROPA Port have announced the renewal of their first international cooperation agreement that took place six years prior.
The primary objective of the agreement is to strengthen trade corridors between Canada and France.
This was concluded on 28 April between Martin Imbleau, President and CEO of the APM, and Stéphane Raison, CEO of HAROPA PORT, during an official mission by the Mayor of Montreal Valérie Plante to Paris.
The agreements is based on five axes which include: marketing and development of logistics centres outside the port territory; energy efficiency and sustainable development; sustainability of infrastructures and innovation; attractiveness of professions and diversity; and collaboration between port authorities and trade corridors.
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“The Port of Montreal and HAROPA PORT maintain privileged commercial ties which have been considerably strengthened since the entry into force of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between Canada and the European Union,” said Martin Imbleau, President and CEO of the MPA.
“In addition to our historic relations, our two port authorities share similar geographic realities, common challenges for the future and a desire for complementary large-scale collaboration,” Imbleau added.
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CEO of HAROPA PORT, Stéphane Raison, said: “We would like to be able to implement several innovative initiatives to green transport between France and Canada in order to offer our customers and partners a carbon-free logistics offer.”
Earlier this year, HAROPA Port announced it has been progressing despite a market downturn in an environment where there have been various crises on a global scale.
More recently, the Port of Montreal earmarked more than CA$335 million ($247 million) in its new five-year investment plan for its infrastructure on the island of Montreal.