The Quebec Port Authority (QPA) has announced plans to build a world-class container terminal as part of the proposed Beauport 2020 venture, which is an ambitious deepwater multi-purpose wharf project.
QPA said in a statement that a container terminal would be a major element in making Quebec City a “hub for maritime logistics on the continent”.
This container project would involve a $311m investment in a 610-metre extension of the wharf line, a 17-hectare area behind the wharf and links to rail and road networks.
The aim is to capitalize on the 15-metre low tide water depth of the St Lawrence River in Quebec City, suitable for the larger kind of vessels that have been transiting the Panama Canal since its expansion in 2016.
QPA is an autonomous federal agency under the Canada Maritime Act.