Opening ceremony celebrates new Breakbulk Terminal at Three Rivers
The inauguration of the Breakbulk Terminal at the Port of Three Rivers was held April 27.
Construction of Dock 9 was completed last December, finalizing the new Breakbulk Terminal. This new dock was part of the development project which included outdoor storage areas 9, 10 and 11, the construction of warehouse 9 and upgrading road and rail access completed during Phase I of the On Course for 2020 modernization plan. The Breakbulk Terminal required investments totaling C$27.3 million between 2009 and 2017. The Government of Canada’s contribution totaled C$7.8 million and the Government of Quebec’s contribution was C$6 million, while the Three Rivers Port Authority (TRPA) invested C$10 million along with investments of C$3.5 million from port users.
“The Port of Three Rivers is one of Canada’s strategic ports. The Government of Canada is pleased to have contributed to improvements to the port’s infrastructure to benefit our export industry,” said Marc Garneau, Canada’s Minister of Transport.
The Breakbulk Terminal includes Piers 9, 10 and 11, with 36,000 square meters of outdoor storage and three warehouses totaling 18,000 square meters. Efficient access is provided both by rail and by road. The terminal will improve competitiveness for shipping on the St. Lawrence River and for manufacturing companies in the region. It will increase shipping traffic for a wide variety of products directly related to the activities of regional companies, either as input goods or as export products.
The TRPA and Logistec Corp. entered into an agreement in 2017 for the operation of the terminal. Logistec Inc. is one of the largest port terminal operators in North America. With its headquarters in Montreal, the company operates 58 terminals in 35 ports throughout Canada and the United States.