Wednesday August 31 2016 – The Trois-Rivières Port Authority (TRPA) is pleased to announce the development of a new storage area with $2.5 M in financial aid from the government of Quebec. This project, requiring a overall investment of $10 M, involves the construction of a hangar and of an outdoor storage surface, on a lot with an area of nearly 40,000 square metres.

“This project will provide an additional storage area to the one along the docks” said Mr. Gaétan Boivin, president and CEO of the TRPA. Located in the heart of an industrial sector and less than a kilometre away from the Port, the site offers exceptional road access. It is particularly well adapted to distribution activities and to offer added-value logistics services. “The TRPA is proud to be part of the very first steps leading to the establishment of the industrial port zone of Trois-Rivières.” concluded Mr. Boivin.

“Announced only two weeks after signing a collaborative agreement between the government of Quebec, the Port of Trois-Rivières, the City of Trois-Rivières, and Innovation, Développement économique-Trois-Rivières, this project demonstrates the partner’s will and commitment to build the zone,” explained Mr. Mario De Tilly, executive director of Innovation et Développement économique Trois-Rivières. He is convinced that Trois-Rivières will have the most dynamic and succesful industrial port zone in Quebec.

The investment will require preliminary and engineering work this fall, while the facilities will be built during the spring of 2017 and completed in time for summer.

Industrial Port Zone of Trois-RivièresAn industrial port zone is an industrial zone near port services, roads, and railways. This proximity represents a great comparative advantage for businesses. An industrial port zone will provide better logistics to businesses who set up there as they will be granted better access to their facilities and will easily distribute their merchandise to the North American and international markets.

In addition, an industrial port zone is designed to maximize the synergy potential between port services and maritime industries, and also with related industries (manufacturing, processing, etc.). Thus, an industrial port zone is organized so that that industries can benefit from functional facilities, increase the efficiency of their logistics activities, and share port infrastructures and services.

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