The Port of Montreal makes sustainable development central to its strategic vision. Our sustainable development policy includes the following objectives:
> Reduce our environmental footprint
> Ensure responsible management of our organization
> Maintain safety and security as core values of our operations
To do so, the Port of Montreal has adopted a three-year plan based on five orientations, 21 targets and 24 performance indicators. The pillars of this action plan are: improvement of air and water quality; responsible management of infrastructures and resources; and creating harmonious relations with our stakeholders.
Among the measures established as part of this plan, a significant asset for reducing GHG emissions and preserving the ecosystem is the use of clean fuels.
Liquefied natural gas
LNG is supplied to vessels by Energir from its liquefaction, storage and regasification plant in Montreal.
Since the bunkering system was installed, demand has only increased: the number of LNG refuelling operations has increased from four in 2017 to 42 in 2019. We have now performed over 100 LNG fueling operations in Montreal.
Two refuelling sites via cryogenic tank trucks
We expanded accessibility to a second bunkering site for vessels using LNG in order to minimize waiting time for vessels using LNG in an effort to promote the use of this fuel, which emits fewer GHGs.
An audit system is in place to obtain operating permits issued by the Port for bunkering service providers. Vessels, in turn, are subject to certification by a classification society approved by Transport Canada.
The Port of Montreal is working with several business partners who are considering the feasibility of setting up an LNG supply system via a barge when there is a demand for it.
More information can be found on the Port of Montreal website