Major investments recently announced by the Port of Montréal suggest that change is on its way, with port activities slated to be expanded and consolidated in the coming years.
In its $335 million five-year investment plan, the Port is focused on renewing and developing its infrastructure as well as accelerating the decarbonization of port activities and promoting the energy transition.
For the Port of Trois-Rivières, investments totalling $300 million are also in the cards—$150 million of which is earmarked to update docks 16 and 17, which have reached end of life, and $150 million to build three docks at Terminal 21. With this additional 640 metres added to the west of current installations, the Port of Trois-Rivières estimates that it will be able to increase its capacity to handle goods by 1.5 million tons per year.
In 2022, the Port of Trois-Rivières set a record number of goods handled, an increase of 10% over 2021. The Port of Montréal is hoping to enjoy the same success, having recorded a decline of 2–5% after a turbulent year marked by supply chain delays.