Upgrades coming to Port of Sept-Îles

by Inside Logistics Online Staff

The Government of Canada is investing up to $10 million through the National Trade Corridors Fund to update the Monseigneur-Blanche terminal at the Port of Sept-Îles, Quebec.

The terminal update at the port is to help support marine towing and navigation assistance services for port traffic.

“The modernization of the Mgr Blanche terminal will ensure the reliability and safety of maritime services for our users, as well as the safe and sustainable accessibility of this meeting place, which offers our citizens a unique panoramic view of the Bay of Sept-Îles,” said Pierre D. Gagnon, president and CEO, Port of Sept-Îles. “This will ensure that the largest mineral port in North America and the second largest in the country in terms of activity will have the quality infrastructure it needs to guarantee the solidity of its supply chains and promote the growth of its exports.”

Specifically, the project will:

  • maintain trade volumes by providing safe infrastructure for marine towing services;
  • maintain and secure tugboat operations to better serve cargo vessels;
  • provide the iron and aluminum industry with navigational assistance for the ocean-going ship movements that use the port;
  • maintain the port’s supply and export chains;
  • ensure the continuity of cruise ship operations; and
  • ensure the terminal is safe and more resilient to climate change.

“The Port of Sept-Îles plays a key role in the economy of our city and the entire region. Its facilities are undoubtedly a major strategic asset to attract new industries to Sept-Îles,” said Denis Miousse, mayor of Sept-Îles. “[Today’s] announcement, which will allow the port to adapt its infrastructure in response to the challenge of climate change, is excellent news for our community and promises interesting development prospects.”