Construction of Dock 13 at the Port of Trois-Rivières will be completed by the end of November, one month ahead of schedule and within budget. Starting in December, ships will be able to berth at Dock 13, and cargo will be handled in the 23,500 square metre area (5.81 acres).
Overall better access: Additional dock and 11-metre water depth
Docks 13 and 14 were obsolete and had been condemned in recent years. “This work will allow the Port to regain lost capacity and make full use of the two docks, as well as an area that meets our users’ current needs. The Port will provide local companies with better access to foreign markets and contribute to job creation. Dock 13 was the final component of the On Course for 2020 plan that the Port of Trois-Rivières will have completed three years ahead of schedule,” proudly states Gaétan Boivin, President and CEO of the Port of Trois-Rivières.
“We are pleased to provide infrastructures that far better meet shippers’ current requirements. The new dock will have a depth of 11 m, while the other docks have a depth of 10.7 m. This new depth gives us a privileged position for accommodating ships with a greater draught. The outdoor storage area adjacent to the dock is modern and provides significant load bearing capacity,” states Michel Parent, Operations Manager.
Construction work on Terminal 13 included the demolition of Hangar 13, rebuilding Dock 13, the consolidation of Dock 14 and constructing an outdoor storage area alongside these docks as well as the roads and train tracks that provide access to these facilities.To begin with, the project required the construction of hangars 16, 24 and 25 to replace Hangar 13, which had reached the end of its useful life and had to be torn down to make room for the new terminal.
These projects represent an investment of 50 million dollars in infrastructure investments, financed by the Government of Canada (16.2 million), the Trois-Rivières Port Authority (19 million) and the private sector (15 million).