Advantages of choosing Montreal


The advantages of transiting through Montreal

  • Due to its location, Montreal is a strategic gateway that provides access to the Americas from Europe, Asia, Middle East and Africa.
  • A logistic hub for the Province of Quebec, Eastern Ontario, Maritimes and parts of New England, as well as a global logistic hub:

Road: Extensive network and multiple trucking companies providing access to the most important North American markets.

Air: YMX is a cargo gateway that offers access to a strong air export market.

Rail: A rail network that extends across Canada and the U.S. all the way to Mexico.

Ocean: The Port of Montreal is one of North America’s busiest ports connected to over 100 countries.

  • A leading city for aerospace manufacturing:
    • 50%* of Canada’s aerospace is centered in Montreal.
    • The aerospace industry accounts for 13.6% of the Province of Quebec’s manufacturing exports.
    • $2.8 billion in investments between 2016 and 2021. 
  • The strongest economic growth among major Canadian cities, ahead of Toronto and Vancouver.
  • A dynamic industry cluster with over 200 industry leaders, including Bombardier, CAE, Pratt & Whitney Canada, Rolls-Royce, Textron, Airbus, Stelia, Bell Helicopter, and many more. 
  • A pharmaceutical cluster with industry leaders such as Pfizer, Merck, Roche and Sanofi. $10 billion invested in biotechnology, pharmaceuticals and AI digital health.

The operational advantages

  • Infrastructure and handling expertise for heavy and oversized shipments
  • Ground equipment to support simultaneous cargo flights
  • 24/7 Canada customs service on-site
  • Dedicated cargo aprons
  • Cost-friendly environment
  • Runway and taxiways can handle B747-8F
  • No noise restrictions, no curfew, no slot restrictions
  • Efficient winter operations
  • Handling facilities and freight processing warehouses
  • Fast turnaround platform with intermodal capabilities
  • Ground handling services
  • Fuel service provider
  • De-icing services
  • Cargo handling services
  • 24/7 Canada Customs services on-site
  • Canadian Food Inspection Agency offices located adjacent to YMX

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For more details, please click here or contact us directly:

Mark Ruel
Director, Air Service Development
514 241-6804
800, place Leigh-Capreol, bur. / Suite 1000, Dorval (Québec) H4Y 0A5 CANADA


*Source : Ministry of International Relations, 2019.