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Marseille And Montreal Ports Sign Five-year Agreement

Marseille and Montreal ports sign five-year agreement

Source: Marseille Fos
A first-ever five-year cooperation agreement was signed on November 25 between the ports of Marseille Fos and Montreal, charting the way forward for a new business partnership and the creation of synergies in several areas, including trade and innovation – November 27, 2020 The development and realization of this partnership agreement were guided by the major cooperative exchanges developed over the last several years between
both ports and by the interests, values and visions shared by the two port authorities. Their many commonalities include growth of the container sector and related infrastructure projects. This partnership agreement will also strengthen the current trade between the Ports of Marseille Fos and Montreal, as well as the ties forged between the services and partners of both ports. “Innovation, performance and environmental excellence are the values embodied by the Port of Marseille Fos. On the basis of these three pillars shared with the Port of Montreal, we intend—with the official signing of this partnership agreement—to strengthen the many existing exchanges between our two port authorities. Consolidating our commercial ties, of course, but also sharing our skills and sharing our best practices for better performance. There is no doubt that the Port of Marseille Fos’ multimodal connection offer between Asia, Africa and Europe is an excellent opportunity for North American players to develop their business and investments in the Euro-Mediterranean zone,” said Hervé Martel, Chair of the Board of Directors of the Port of Marseille Fos. “With trade between the Port of Montreal and Europe in constant growth, including trade with the Port of Marseille Fos, this major agreement is a golden opportunity to strengthen our business ties and build on our common strengths, such as our vision of innovation, our geostrategic locations and our growth in the container sector,” said Sylvie Vachon, President and CEO of the Montreal Port Authority. The collaborative endeavour between both ports starts now. The MOU between the two parties focuses on six areas of cooperation: Trade between the two organizationsInnovation and the pooling of know-how in this areaPublic affairs by sharing best practices in communication and community relationsInformation technologies by sharing best practices in data exchange and concrete efforts on common issuesSustainable development and energy transition to ensure sustainable management of port spaces and better project acceptabilityStrategic growth partnerships About the port of Marseille Fos A major player in international trade, the Port of Marseille Fos accommodates nearly 10,000 ships, handles 79 million tonnes of freight and is responsible for the development of 10,400 hectares in line with an environmental excellence approach. A French-language press release from Marseille Fos can be accessed here Source: Port of Montreal

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