Construction of Terminal 21 was given a shot in the arm with funding of $22.5 million announced by the Ministère des Transports du Québec under the Advantage St. Lawrence program. “With this investment, the Government of Quebec is counting on the Port of Trois-Rivières and its Terminal 21 project to make the new maritime vision of Advantage St. Lawrence a reality. We are honoured by the confidence the Government of Quebec has shown in Trois-Rivières’ port community. This promising project is in line with our On Course for 2030 development plan for Port of Trois Rivières, which aims to be an innovative urban port, generating growth, at the heart of a competitive supply chain,” said Ms. Véronique Néron, Vice-Chair of Port of Trois-Rivières’ Board of Directors.

Building tomorrow’s terminal, today

The best of the collective knowledge of the port community and engineering resources will be called upon to design a terminal that will meet the performance challenges of today and tomorrow. It will serve as a true engine for growth and improvement of the competitiveness of handling operations, in addition to energizing the economy. “Much more than a port infrastructure, Terminal 21 will be a true innovation laboratory. Along with Advantage St. Lawrence, we are aiming to create a high-performance terminal that will increase the competitiveness of our companies on world markets, particularly those in our region. It will also represent, above all, the terminal for many generations of port workers. It is a matter of building tomorrow’s terminal, today,” said Gaétan Boivin, President and CEO of Port of Trois-Rivières.

The port is currently operating at full capacity, while more and more companies are looking to use its services to reach international markets. Terminal 21 will increase the Port’s capacity by almost 50 per cent, which should enable the Port to satisfy future demand for many years. Current infrastructures will be extended westward by 716 metres of dock frontage, covering nearly 100,000 square metres. The new terminal, which will be used for the transshipment of dry bulk, liquid bulk and general cargo, includes the construction of wharves, retaining structures, road and rail access roads, and storage space, and will require a total investment of approximately $130 million.