MONTREAL, Que.– More than 2,700 people boarded the Cavalier Maxim to take part in a guided tour of Montreal’s port facilities organized last Saturday by the Port of Montreal, in collaboration with AML Cruises, for the 4th edition of its Port in the City Day.
The event attracted 500 more participants than last year, despite the cool weather and light rain. Delighted by the turnout, the organizers wish to give Montrealers the opportunity to discover the port sectors adjacent to their living environment, the port announced in a release.
During their tour, participants were able to get a close look at the various facilities where port operations are carried out, and learn how goods from abroad make their way from overseas to their local store shelves.
“Port in the City Day lets us meet our neighbours and talk with them. They were all really glad to have been invited on this great cruise, and they had lots of questions that the Port team answered with enthusiasm,” stated Sophie Roux, Vice-President, Public Affairs at the Montreal Port Authority (MPA).
In total, five departures from the Quai des Convoyers in the Old Port were provided by the Cavalier Maxim, which sailed as far as Promenade Bellerive Park. Port executives provided the tour commentary.
Port in the City Day was carried out as part of a broader initiative by the Port of Montreal to get closer to its neighbouring communities. The proximity of port facilities to more than 16,000 households makes this challenge a priority for the Port, it said.