Hong Kong’s Hutchison Ports is teaming with Canadian National Railway (CN) to build and operate a new riverine container terminal in Québec, now called Laurentia. The $775m terminal project was previously called Beauport 2020.
The development allows “the St Lawrence to gain additional growth and competitiveness with US ports,” commented Québec Port Authority’s president and CEO, Mario Girard.
The port authority claims that the development will create a terminal with one of the smallest ecological footprints in the world.
“Québec City will become Hutchison Ports’ gateway to the east coast of North America. With its fully intermodal deep-water port, its strategic location to reach the Midwest market, and the strong support shown by the local authorities, the Québec project has all the attributes to be successful in this highly important market,” said Eric Ip, group managing director of Hutchison Ports.