Deeply anchored. Proudly global
150, Dalhousie StreetP.O. Box 80, Station Haute-Ville
Quebec City (Quebec) G1R 4M8Canada
Phone: (418) 648-3640Fax: (418) firstname.lastname@example.org
M. Kevin Ransbotynkevin.email@example.comPhone: (418) 648-3640
As the last deep-water port in the St. Lawrence/Great Lakes corridor, the Port of Québec has a long history. This bulk and transshipment port has played a key role on the route between the Atlantic Ocean and the Great Lakes for decades. With the opening of the new Panama Canal, a new generation of larger ships is rapidly emerging on the Atlantic seaboard trade routes. The Port of Québec is fully equipped to effectively respond to the new shipping landscape with its container terminal project.
With an average of 25 million tonnes per year, the Port of Québec maintains business partnerships with 300 ports in over 60 countries.
Our natural 15m water depth at low tide, allows the post to welcome post-panamax and capezise class ships. This strategic advantage means that shippers having merchandise transiting through the port can benefit from economies of scales made possible by volume merchandise shipping.
As the last deep-water port before the Great Lakes (15 m deep at low tide), the Port of Québec is the gateway to the industrial and agricultural heart of North America.
This water depth allows for the transshipment of cargo between deep-draft vessels and smaller vessels able to travel upriver into the Great Lakes, a market serving more than 100 million people. Located in the heart of North America 1,300 kilometers from the Atlantic, the Port provides access to the large market of the U.S. Midwest.
15m water depth at low tide—a key strategic advantage.
Every day, the Port of Québec operates a complete intermodal transportation network without any congestion.
The Port of Québec and its terminal operate all year long, day and night. Vessels can continuously tranship their cargo and benefit from the Port of Québec’s multimodal transport network.
The Port of Québec offers high quality maritime and harbour services.
Dedicated exclusively to container transshipment, the terminal represents a new strategic offer serving the heart of America.
For the Quebec City area and the entire St. Lawrence River, this promising project could potentially create a new international economic hub geared toward logistics, distribution centers, and new businesses.
The Port of Québec has taken a structured approach for years to ensure its project is on firm footing by enlisting specialized, internationally recognized firms to conduct exhaustive market and logistics studies.
The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (CEAA) is responsible for conducting environmental assessments of the project. The project, which has been registered with the CEAA since August 2015, has completed multiple stages in the assessment process.
The Port is committed to the environment and sustainable development, and has already carried out more than 80 environmental studies to evaluate the container terminal project. These studies have focused on various environmental concerns, including the biological, human, and physical environment.
With its interior-continental location, deep water, efficient road and rail connections, and logistical access to the Great Lakes, the Quebec City container terminal has what it takes to provide international shippers with a competitive offer and make Canada more competitive on the Atlantic seaboard for its export markets.
The Port has set upan advisory committee of international experts to guide itin its approach:
The container terminal project will help raise Quebec City’s profile around the world. The construction of a deep-water container terminal is part of the Port of Québec’s mission to become an international hub building on its rich maritime history. Ever-increasing ship capacities have led to major changes in maritime shipping routes and logistics. Quebec City is fully equipped to become as important a hub for container transshipment in the Great Lakes markets as it currently is for bulk shipping.