Montreal port expects business as usual

by MM&D Online Staff

Montreal, Quebec—Operations are returning to normal in the Port of Montreal, after a day when demonstrators involved in a major disruption called the “Grand dérangement” considerably slowed down port operations.

Early Wednesday morning, demonstrators blocked the road accesses to the Port from Rue Notre-Dame, causing many delays and difficulties of access for truckers who had to deliver or pick up merchandise in the Port, and for port workers.

Although access from Rue De Boucherville was quickly restored, this situation greatly slowed down port operations all day. This also affected the flow of cargo and the efficiency of the Greater Montreal supply chain.

The Port of Montreal confirms that operations have now returned to normal. All Port accesses are now open. Trucks still waiting at the terminal entrances will be handled within the next few hours. Operations at the different terminals should therefore run normally today.