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Port of Trois-Rivières: A driver of growth through innovation

Port of Trois-Rivières: A driver of growth through innovation

Over the past decade, Port of Trois-Rivières and its partners have invested $ 132 million to modernize existing infrastructure. Although these investments have resulted in a 40 per cent increase in port terminal capacity, these facilities are now almost fully utilized.

While the Port continues to be approached by many shippers who wish to call on the port, and while current customers have continuing needs to utilize port facilities, the Port must be innovative to meet the rising demand. In addition, the Port must be versatile and show agility to respond quickly and effectively to the needs of its customers. (more…)

Port of Trois-Rivières: Developing the waterfront – Balancing economic, environmental and social objectives

Port of Trois-Rivières: Developing the waterfront – Balancing economic, environmental and social objectives

One of the flagship projects of On Course for 2030 is the development of the waterfront. Indeed, like many ports around the world, Port of Trois-Rivières aims to turn over part of its facilities for commercial, residential and recreational tourism purposes, to consolidate the historical link and harmonious co-existence between the port and the city. (more…)

Best-ever performance as cruise destination in 2019 for Port of Sept-Îles

Best-ever performance as cruise destination in 2019 for Port of Sept-Îles

The Port of Sept-Îles has posted its best-ever performance as a cruise ship destination in 2019.

Nine cruise ships carrying nearly 19,000 passengers and crew members visited the city on Quebec’s North Shore this year.

That is twice the number of passengers and crew members than the port registered in 2014, which was the record until this year.

Three cruise ships — Seabourn Quest, Le Champlain and Serenade of the Seas — made their inaugural visits to Sept-Îles in 2019.

The latter ship’s overnight visit on Sept. 7–8 came as a result of a last-minute repositioning due to Hurricane Dorian, which caused havoc along the Eastern Seaboard and in the Atlantic Provinces. (more…)

St. Lawrence Seaway cargo volumes slower in September due to late harvests

During the month of September, Seaway volumes were down 18 per cent from year-ago levels, to 3,991 million tonnes. From March 22 to September 30, cargo shipments totaled 24.8 million tonnes, down 6 per cent from 2018. All cargo categories showed lower volumes, except dry bulk, which was up by 7.3 per cent on a year-to-date basis. The figures reflect a combination of factors including the decrease in U.S. grain exports from earlier in the spring and current delays in the Canadian harvest due to the wet field conditions.

Slow harvest progress in Western Canada is delaying the movement of grain to prairie elevators and export terminals on the West Coast and at Thunder Bay. With harvests estimated to be 20 to 30 per cent behind where they would be normally, it is expected there will be more exports late this fall and into December. (more…)

INREST convention in Sept-Îles

In May the Port of Sept-Iles, the Institut Nordique de Recherche en Environnement et en Santé au Travail (INREST) and the City of Sept-Îles, in partnership with the pan-Canadian project CHONe II, played host to the first International Congress on Industrial Port Research in Canada.

The conference attracted some 300 delegates from 6 provinces including ports, municipalities, businesses, industries, economic development groups as well as academics from 8 countries.

“Things went extremely well, it was a fantastic event,” says Manon D’Auteuil, Eng., Director Engineering and Sustainable Development at the Port of Sept-Îles. (more…)