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Feds invest $33.4M in transportation infrastructure at Port of Trois-Rivières

The new terminal will be used for the transhipment of dry bulk, liquid bulk and general cargo

October 9, 2020  by CM Staff

TROIS-RIVIÈRES, Que. — The federal government has announced a new investment of $33.4 million for the construction of a close to 100,000-square-metre multipurpose terminal west of the Port of Trois-Rivières’ existing infrastructure.

The new terminal will be used for the transhipment of dry bulk, liquid bulk and general cargo. The project includes the construction of a wharf and road and rail access roads, as well as storage space.

The terminal will also help improve traffic flow and eliminate the bottlenecks currently facing the port, and allow it to develop a multimodal platform to ensure the efficient transfer of goods between road, rail, and maritime modes, according to the government.

These investments will create approximately 630 jobs during the construction period.

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François-Philippe Champagne, minister of Foreign Affairs, said in a statement, “Strategic investments to strengthen transport infrastructure are essential to our economy. The Port of Trois-Rivières provides transportation links that ensure local companies can get their products to market efficiently, while remaining competitive. These improvements at the Port of Trois-Rivières will help businesses move more products to market.”