Located on the St. Lawrence, one of the world's largest waterways, the Port of Montreal is the most direct intermodal link between the industrial heartland of North America and the markets of Northern Europe and the Mediterranean. At 1,600 kilometres (1,000 miles) inland from the Atlantic, the Port of Montreal provides access to a pool of 40 million Canadian and American consumers in one day by truck and to 70 million in less than two days by train.
Of all the ports along the North American East Coast, the Port of Montreal is the one that offers the fastest, most direct and most economical access to major markets in Central Canada, the U.S. Midwest and the U.S. Northeast. Ships need only stop at one port—the Port of Montreal—to access these vast markets.
The Port of Montreal is also linked to more than 100 countries on five continents by many of the world’s major shipping lines and offers a direct route between major ports in North European, the Mediterranean, the Caribbean and South Africa.