Transport Canada announced a major investment of over $33 million for the Saguenay Port, through the National Trade Corridors Fund.
Project funding will enhance the performance and functions of facilities at the port, helping to increase handling capacity and reduce bottlenecks in daily operations.
“Enhancing the efficiency of Saguenay Port will help move goods to market and people to their destinations, help build back our economy, create quality middle-class jobs, and ensure that our transportation networks remain competitive and efficient,” stated Omar Alghabra, Minister of Transport.
The project involves installing an electric mechanized transport system—also known as a conveyor—to transport bulk materials at the Saguenay Port site. The system will be used to move materials back and forth between the industrial port zone and ships docked at the Grande-Anse Marine Terminal. This system will support the loading and unloading of materials and will be accessible for current and future port users who may build processing plants on the Saguenay Port property.
“In addition to the environmental benefits and safety improvements, this project highlights our organization’s commitment to responsible development and growth,” added Carl Laberge, president and CEO Port of Saguenay. “This investment clearly demonstrates the strategic role of the Saguenay Port Authority in the Canadian economy and we are very excited about the promising future of our exceptional site.”
Featured image: Port of Saguenay. (Saguenay Port Authority)