MONTREAL – The Port of Montreal is hosting a public exhibition to demonstrate the shipping cycle of goods from their point of departure to their final destination.
“All Aboard!” opens to the public on December 21, and will remain open through March 2020. Click here for full details of the exhibit’s hours and location.
Visitors are given a mission to import or export a cargo shipment within a time limit. All the steps from planning, the sea and river voyages, loading and unloading cargo and moving it inland are included, along with a nod to environmental protection.
Visitors will discover port activity through eight stations, including a navigation simulator, a crane-operator game, an augmented reality map of the port and its planned expansion. The course of the cargo’s journey is marked out with video clips showcasing key trades in port and marine activities.
A complementary historical exhibition is also on display at the Grand Quay, on the ground floor in the corridor of Terminal 1, where visitors can discover the Port of Montreal’s rich history, connected with the city’s history. The exhibition comprises:
- Scale models of ships representing the types of vessels calling into the Port over time and up to the present day, plus a model of the iconic Titanic
- A large mural illustrating the history of freight transport under various themes
- A large mural on passenger transport
In addition, a timeline on the Promenade d’Iberville (the green roof) retraces the major stages of the Port of Montreal’s development, key players and innovations over time.
There is also a Port Centre Teaching Guide that elementary school teachers can download before a visit with their students.