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Port of Quebec receives CAN$30 million for a second cruise terminal
Canada’s Port of Quebec has received a CAN$30 million (US$23 million) investment to build a second cruise terminal, which will be capable of accommodating 4,000 to 5,000 passengers. To be built at Berth 30, the 100,000-square-metre facility will include a terminal building and two passenger gangways. The port will also carry out infrastructure improvements to the cruise berth before the terminal opens in 2020.
Quebec port plans to build new container terminal to boost competitiveness
Quebec Port Authority in eastern Canada says it will build a new container terminal that will be part of the Beauport 2020 expansion project, in a bid to profit from its proximity to 40 per cent of US manufacturing capacity. The expansion will extend the port's wharf line by 610 metres, feature a 17-hectare container yard and connect to existing road and rail networks. However, Quebec did not provide any information on the container handling capacity of the new terminal or a timeline for construction, reported IHS Media. According to the port authority, it plans to construct a new container terminal in order to maintain the competitiveness of St Lawrence ports against their US rivals now that mega ships are able to pass through the expanded Panama Canal. Container traffic at Quebec is nearly non-existent at the moment, and the port authority does not publish its TEU throughput. Total traffic at Montreal, which opened a new 450,000 TEU terminal in late 2016, increased by 6.8 per cent year on year through October to 1.3 million TEU. source : Schednet
Ottawa to force ships to slow down to prevent whale deaths in Gulf of St. Lawrence
The Canadian government is implementing a temporary mandatory slowdown for vessels of 20 metres or more in length to try to prevent more deaths of North Atlantic right whales in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Vessels travelling in the western part of the gulf, from the Quebec north shore to just north of Prince Edward Island, are now required to reduce their speed to 10 knots, Minister of Transport Marc Garneau announced Friday at a news conference at the Pointe-du-Chêne Wharf in southeastern New Brunswick. 10 endangered North Atlantic right whales found dead since June 7.Upload News