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Transport Canada invests $10M in terminal modernization at Sept-Îles


The Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, Diane Lebouthillier, on behalf of the Minister of Transport and Quebec Lieutenant, Pablo Rodriguez, have announced an investment of up to $10 million through the National Trade Corridors Fund for the Port of Sept-Îles.

The project involves updating the Monseigneur-Blanche terminal at the port to better support marine towing and navigation assistance services for port traffic.

More specifically, the project will:

  • maintain trade volumes by providing safe infrastructure for marine towing services;
  • maintain and secure tugboat operations to better serve cargo vessels;
  • provide the iron and aluminum industry with navigational assistance for the ocean-going ship movements that use the port;
  • maintain the port’s supply and export chains;
  • ensure the continuity of cruise ship operations; and
  • ensure the terminal is safe and more resilient to climate change.

 “The modernization of the Mgr Blanche terminal will ensure the reliability and safety of maritime services for our users, as well as the safe and sustainable accessibility of this meeting place, which offers our citizens a unique panoramic view of the Bay of Sept-Îles.” said Pierre D. Gagnon, President and Chief Executive Officer, Port of Sept-Îles and Bernard Lynch, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Port of Sept-Îles .”This will ensure that the largest mineral port in North America and the second largest in the country in terms of activity will have the quality infrastructure it needs to guarantee the solidity of its supply chains and promote the growth of its exports.” 

In the photo from left to right: Pierre Gagnon, President and CEO of the Port of Sept-Îles, Mr. Mike Mckenzie, community leader of Uashat Mak Mani-Utenam, Mrs. Diane Lebouthillier, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, Ms. Charlotte Audet, Acting Mayor of the City of Sept-Îles, Mr. Bernard Lynch, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Port of Sept-Îles and Ms. Kateri Champagne Jourdain, Minister of Employment, Minister responsible for the North Shore and Member of Parliament for Duplessis.