Hutchison and CN to develop Québec City terminal

Hutchison and CN to develop Québec City terminal

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.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.

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