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Dear Valued Customer,
Termont have issued the below statement on their website and in turn, we wish to circulate it to our customers and partners as this will have a direct impact on port operations on Friday, July 31st, 2020.
In light of last Wednesday night’s events, there will be no operations at Termont (vessel, track and gate) this Friday, July 31st, 2020. This decision was taken jointly with our partners MGT in order to assure the health and safety of all workers on their terminals.
For the week-end, Termont will offer gate service on Saturday August 1st and Sunday August 2nd from 07h00 am to 03h00 pm at both terminals Maisonneuve and Viau. We will favor import transactions.
We ask truckers to register their transactions at the Portal entrance, Port of Montréal (stage 1) before 2h15 pm. No container will be received or delivered for any transaction submitted after 2h15 pm. This procedure will ensure that all truckers inside our terminals are served by operation personnel by 3h00 pm.
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We continue to monitor the situation closely and will keep you informed of any developments as they occur. As you can appreciate, however, this remains a fluid situation caused by circumstances well beyond our control and impacting all carriers calling the Port of Montreal.
Further to the July 24, 2020 Maritime Employer’s Association strike announcement, the Port of Montreal Checkers union’s executive committee received an additional strike notice starting on Friday, July 31 at 5:59 am ending on Saturday, August 1 at 6:59 am.
Montreal Gateway Terminals (MGT) intends to start trucking operations on Friday, July 31 as of 07:00 am, and have advised that they will prioritize rail and truck activities on Friday, while vessel operations will commence on Saturday. They have requested that to the greatest extent possible, that trucking community focus on picking up imports.
MGT plan to open its truck service on Saturday, August 1 and Sunday, August 2 from 07:00 am to 15:00 pm. Please check the MGT website for specific trucking operation hours and vessel receiving details. www.mtrtml.com
Please make necessary adjustments for delivery or pickup of cargoes. For more information, please contact The Port of Montreal.
We apologize for any inconvenience that this may have caused you, and your customers.