The government of Canada will invest $18.5 million to improve transport efficiency at the Port of Montreal, helping to move goods to market faster, the country's transport minister said August 12.
The project will increase transport efficiency, capacity, and security by reducing waiting times and bottlenecks for container movements at the port, officials said. Investments include:
The project is estimated to create 370 jobs during construction, officials also said.
Transport Minister Marc Garneau also announced $600,000 in funding for the University of Montreal to assess the impacts of climate change on the port's infrastructure and to determine its resilience to the effects of climate change. The funding is part of Canada's $16 million Transportation Assets Risk Assessment initiative to better understand climate risks to federally owned transportation assets and potential adaptation solutions, officials said.