The project to build a container terminal at Contrecoeur reached a key milestone in 2017, when the Environmental Impact Assessment was filed with the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency.
The future terminal will have the capacity to handle 1.15 million containers, which will make it possible to support container market growth in the coming decades for Quebec and Eastern Canada. Its commissioning is planned for the middle of the next decade, subject to obtaining the required approvals and to the containerized cargo market’s ongoing growth.
Local and regional support
The project’s social acceptability process, underway since 2014, includes many information sessions and consultations with stakeholders, notably the population of Contrecoeur and the various levels of government, particularly the municipal authorities of the region. Members of the concerned community had the opportunity to ask questions and state their opinions. All of these meetings led to the conclusion that the project enjoys good overall local and regional support. Moreover, this MPA container terminal project unquestionably meets the objectives of two keys elements of the Quebec Maritime Strategy: the Contrecoeur-Varennes industrial port zone and the Contrecoeur regional logistics hub.
Current Port of Montreal
facilities at Contrecoeur
Contrecoeur Phase I
will have a capacity of
1.15 million containers.