TROIS-RIVIERES, QUE.—The Port of Trois-Rivieres in Quebec has received confirmation of an allocation of $33.4 million from Transport Canada for the construction of its new Terminal 21.
The project is a flagship component of the port’s On Course for 2030 development plan, stated an Oct. 9 release. The new terminal will increase the port’s capacity by nearly 50 per cent, with 716 metres of wharf facades to be added to the west of the current infrastructure, covering a surface area of nearly 100,000 square metres. The port is currently operating at full capacity.
The project includes construction of docks, retaining structures, vehicle and rail access roads and storage space. It will require a total investment of close to $130 million.
“This financial support is of great importance for the future of the Port of Trois-Rivieres,” said Danielle St-Amand, chair of the Port’s board of directors, in a statement. “The Port of Trois-Rivieres relies on a dynamic team, versatile and ambitious stevedores, as well as committed partners. This is our recipe for success and we intend to take this major step in our development in collaboration with all these players.”
Terminal 21 will increase port traffic by 1.5 million metric tonnes with an estimated value of $2.7 billion. The terminal will enable new shipments of dry bulk, liquid bulk and general cargo.
“This is the largest expansion phase that the port will experience in nearly 100 years and is the foundation for its future development,” said Gaetan Boivin, president and CEO of the Port of Trois-Rivieres.