New container terminal plan at Montreal port

Montreal Rendering of terminal Contrecoeur. Credit: Port of Montreal

The latest upgrade of the port of Montreal is part of future proofing the container market for Eastern Canada, Montreal, and Quebec

Contracoeur, a container terminal plan by the Montreal Port Authority (MPA), will turn an on descript bulk facility, about 40 km down stream from the urban Port of Montreal, into a modern container terminal with intermodal connections and a 1.15million teu annual capacity, possibly within several years.

The USD566million project is designed to create a terminal that could add about a million boxes annually to those already handled at container terminals at Montreal. Construction is expected to start in 2020 and the terminal could be completed by 2023 o r2024.

“This is a big project for the future of the port of Montreal, the largest project in our history,” said Ryan Dermody, vice-president Contrecoeur port, pointing out that it is driven by the growth of “our customers, local businesses, and exporters from around the world,” by competition, and by the prospect of the “major economic benefits at home”.

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