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Trois-Rivières sets new cargo record of 4.2 million tonnes


The Trois-Rivières Port Authority (TRPA) announced it welcomed 260 vessels, including 25 cruise ships, and set a new cargo-handling record of 4.2 million metric tonnes of cargo in 2019.

 “Once again, we owe this record-breaking year to our valued partners – our users, workers and customers. Their commitment makes the Port of Trois-Rivières a facility that stands out,” said Gaétan Boivin, President and CEO, said at the annual general meeting. “These excellent results have generated a net income of $2.9 million for the TRPA.”

 Due to the pandemic, the TRPA held its meeting online on June 16. Moreover, the contribution of Port stakeholders to the maintenance of the Port’s activities since the beginning of this health crisis was mentioned from the outset.

 “I would like to highlight the resilience and exemplary work demonstrated by the Port’s partners and workers, as well as the employees and directors of our organization. All are working closely together to take the best preventive and protective measures. Our port community is very closely knit and an exceptional situation such as the one we are currently experiencing proves it once again,” said Danielle St.Amand, Chair of the Board of Directors.

2019 was marked by the implementation of several projects from the On Course for 2030 development plan. Two innovation and environmental investment funds were launched. Thanks to these funds, $2.5 million, spread over five years, are available to users and clients in order to make the Port more competitive while respecting the environment. This financial assistance is added to the investments that each of the Port’s cargo-handling clients has made, or will make, to optimize their operations and improve their services.

An important step in the implementation of the Industrial-Port Zone was taken with the agreement reached with Hason Steel Products. The building constructed on the Bellefeuille Street site allows the company to assemble its oversized products for export via the port facilities.  (photo TRPA)