The Government of Canada is investing $1.4 million in a project that will help the Port of Montreal reduce greenhouse gas emissions during container handling. Under the project, Termont Montreal, a LOGISTEC joint venture, will convert 57 terminal tractors into diesel-electric hybrid vehicles equipped with automatic stop-start technology. With this financial support, Termont will become the first port operator in the world to convert its entire fleet into hybrid vehicles and will help reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions at the Port of Montreal. Montreal-based environmental technology company, Effenco, expects its hybrid propulsion system to improve air quality for port workers by burning 26 per cent less fuel and emitting 39 per cent less nitrogen oxide. It also reduces engine use by 46 per cent.