New Container Terminal for Montreal
Montreal Port Authority is proposing to build a new container terminal within the port’s Contrecoeur terminal to support the growing container market in the greater Atlantic Canada region, with construction expected to start next year after the necessary approvals have been received. Commissioning of the new facility is scheduled for 2024.
Port of Montreal in Quebec, Canada is the biggest international container port in the eastern part of the country, handling more than 1.7 million containers in 2018. The new terminal will have the capacity to handle up to 1.15 million containers a year, increasing Montreal’s container-handling capacity to 3.5 million (TEUs). It will cover an area of 120 hectares on the south bank of the St Lawrence River located about 40 kilometers downstream from the existing Montreal Port Authorities and have transportation connections to the CN railway, and the Route 132 and Highway 30 road links. It is expected to handle 1,200 trucks and one train a day, and two to three ships a week at a 675-meter berthing area capable of docking two ocean-going ships with 4,200-TEU capacity each. Each berth will be served by four rail-mounted gantry cranes for loading and unloading. Total storage capacity of the container yard will be up to 28,800 TEU.