Logistec and Port of Three Rivers strengthen long-standing partnership
In December 2017, The Three Rivers Port Authority (TRPA) completed construction of Pier 9 and welcomed its first vessel January 18. This wharf is part of the port’s general cargo terminals, which also includes Piers 10 and 11, as well as 36,000 square meters of outdoor storage and three warehouses. It is also efficiently served by rail and road connections. A new agreement was signed January 1 with Logistec Stevedoring Inc. to operate this terminal.
The vessel Vectis Osprey, chartered by Fednav, docked at Pier 9 with a cargo of steel beams, which was unloaded and stored at the terminal by Logistec. Final delivery to customers occurred by truck.
As Gaétan Boivin, President and CEO of the TRPA, explained: “The construction of Pier 9 represents the completion of the On Course for 2020 modernization plan, which required investments of C$131.6 million. Pier 9 alone will have cost C$14.8 million funded by the TRPA (C$6.3 million), the Government of Quebec (C$4.8 million) and the Government of Canada (C$3.6 million).”
“Operations at Pier 9 began shortly after the signing of our agreement with the Port of Three Rivers for the leasing and operation of the general cargo terminal. This wharf improves the services offered to our clients and we are confident it will help consolidate Logistec’s and the Port of Three Rivers’ leading position in the general cargo sector on the St. Lawrence River,” said Michel Miron, Vice President of Operations at Logistec.