Port of Trois-Rivières sees over four million metric tonnes of cargo traffic

by Inside Logistics Online Staff

Over the past year, the Trois-Rivières Port Authority (TRPA) welcomed 272 vessels and recorded cargo traffic of 4.2 million metric tonnes, bringing net earnings to $4.15 million.

In a press release, Véronique Néron, chair of the board of directors, and Gaétan Boivin, president and CEO said: “For many years, collaboration has been at the heart of the Port of Trois-Rivières’ activities and development, and 2023 is no exception. Whether it’s with our handlers, who constantly surpass themselves to make the Port more competitive, our various partners, who make our major projects possible over the coming years, or with the Trois-Rivières and Mauricie communities, which we support annually, a lasting collaborative relationship unites us for the benefit of our community.”

Néron and Boivin also highlighted the quality of the companies and their teams that make up the port community. Handlers Alcoa, G3 Canada, Groupe Somavrac, Logistec and QSL, customers and collaborators such as Les Chemins de fer Québec-Gatineau, Groupe Océan, Hason and the St. Lawrence Pilots, as well as longshoremen and all those who work at the Port; all are recognized for their leadership and dedication, which enable the Port to achieve exceptional results year after year, and to move steadily forward in realizing its “On Course for 2030 plan.”

On Course for 2030 plan

In this niche, the Port of Trois-Rivières has pursued the actions that will lead it to achieve its vision: To be an innovative and sustainable urban port, generating growth, at the heart of a competitive supply chain. Proud of its urban character, in March the Port organized, in collaboration with CSL and the Coast Guard, a public visit of two ships, for which the visiting slots were quickly taken up.

The partnership with the ports of Montreal and Quebec City also took another step forward when, in May, the three ports jointly announced their participation in the Canadian government’s Carbon Neutral Challenge. This is a voluntary initiative in which the ports implement credible and effective transition plans to make their facilities and operations zero-emission by 2050. In announcing their membership, the ports have committed to accelerating the decarbonization of the maritime industry along the St. Lawrence maritime corridor.

In 2023, we were also very busy setting up the Centre d’expertise en logistique portuaire, of which the Port is a founding member. Through this initiative and association, the Port aims to improve logistics and port activities in a context of sustainable development. The Centre is a partner of choice for the Port, which is constantly seeking to promote inclusive innovation practices, create synergies to develop new knowledge, and implement solutions adapted to its needs and those of the Quebec port ecosystem through innovative projects. Thus, to play its part in the collective future, the Port will sometimes transform itself, for the benefit of the Centre, into a platform for experimentation and learning.