Montreal Gateway Terminals Partnerships (MGTP) Gates Will Open Earlier & Operate 18 Hours a Day

blog | Jan 16, 2023

The overhaul of the Lafontaine Tunnel in Montreal is expected to take three years. As of October 31, 2022, the capacity of the six-lane tunnel has been reduced by half, leaving just one lane heading south and two heading north. Despite numerous mitigation efforts, the reduction in capacity has created challenges for South Shore commuters and for freight transportation providers. 
Effective January 9, 2023, MGTP truck gates will open at 5:00 am instead of 6:00 am, Monday to Friday, to help minimize the morning peak commuting period. MGTP gates will now operate 18 hours a day on weekdays, until 11:00 pm. 
MGTP will absorb a portion of the additional costs associated with this extra hour of service from January 9 through February 10, inclusively. However, due to the significance of these costs and the high inflationary environment, please note that effective February 13, the Gate Service Fee will be adjusted to $50.00 per laden container, in or out, while empty containers will continue to be received and delivered without any service fee.  

Please note that the Delmar Administration Fee will continue to be billed for the management of the Gate Service Fee.   

Source: CIFFA 


For additional information and assistance, please contact your local Delmar Representative.