:Operated by the Montreal Port Authority (MPA), the Port of Montreal is the second largest port in Canada and a diversified transhipment centre that handles all types of goods: containerized and non-containerized cargo, liquid bulk and dry bulk. It is a leading container port served by the largest shipping lines in the world. It is also an intermodal hub offering a range of services unmatched anywhere else in North America, with its own railroad network at the docks themselves, and connected with both pan-Canadian rail networks. The MPA also operates a Cruise Terminal and a Port Centre. The MPA factors economic, social and environmental components into its corporate initiatives. This commitment is governed by a sustainable development policy whose guiding principles focus on involvement, cooperation and accountability. Port activity supports 16,000 jobs and generates $2.1 billion in economic benefits annually.