The Port of Valleyfield (port code:CAVAL) specializes in the transhipment and handling of liquid and dry bulk, general cargo and customized projects. Located at the southernmost extremity of the Perron Industrial and Port Park in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, 70 kilometres southwest of Montreal, the Port is the only independent municipally managed port in Canada. It welcomed its first ship on June 23, 1966.
The Port is a major service point for the Quebec and Canadian Far North corridor, allowing for transportation of all types of merchandise required by Nunavik and Nunavut communities for their settlement and mining needs. Every year, approximately 115 ships arriving from or departing for international and national markets make a stop in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield.