Trois-Rivières Port Authority held its annual general meeting in May, which provided an opportunity to report positive results for 2017. The Port accommodated 168 vessels, including 12 cruise ships and handled 2.6 million metric tonnes (MMT) of cargo in 2017.
Conclusion of the On Course for 2020 project
This ambitious modernization plan, which began in 2008, was completed three years ahead of schedule and within the allocated budgets. Capital of $131.6 million was invested in the project, of which $ 49 million was financed by the Port, $ 22.2 million by the government of Canada, $ 8.2 million by the government of Quebec and $ 52.2 million by port users. As Chair Ms. Danielle St-Amand explained, “It would have been impossible to achieve such success without the efforts and collaboration of the port community, the regional community, the City and without the financial contributions from both levels of government. On behalf of the Port Authority, we would like to express our deepest gratitude.”
2017: A busy year
2017 was marked by the inauguration of Terminal 13, the conclusion of an agreement for its operation with Somavrac Group, and the construction of the Pier 9,and the execution of an agreement for the operation of this terminal with Logistec. Also noteworthy is the signing of a new 9-year collective agreement between Maritime Employers Association and the Longshoremen’s Union, which will create new jobs and long-term stability. In addition, as Mr. Gaétan Boivin, Port President and CEO, said, “we also received noteworthy recognition from our community at the Gala Radisson, the Coup de cœur – Fierté régionale award, which has crowned all our efforts for the development of our region.” Mr. Boivin also pointed out that the On Course for 2030 plan is being prepared, and will be presented in the coming months.