Trois-Rivières, September 30, 2019 – The rainy weather did not slow down nearly 1,000 people from attending the Port of Trois-Rivières’ open house activities on Saturday, September 28.

The public was able to take advantage of one of the fifty bus tours to visit the port facilities, in addition to meeting the Port’s partners who were present to provide information about their organization and answer questions.

The Lampsilis research vessel from the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières welcomed people aboard for a presentation of their scientific activities and missions, representatives of the Canadian Coast Guard were present to provide information on the various marine services they offer, in addition to offering a hovercraft visit, and the team of Quebec- Gatineau Railways offered a locomotive visit. They also took the opportunity to share information related to Operation Lifesaver, which aims to prevent railway crossing and trespassing incidents in Canada.

Finally, people had the opportunity to visit a display of old photographs while talking to retired workers who had worked at the Port and in the pulp and paper industry. The container of maritime photographs is still on display at Park Hector-Louis-Langevin and accessible until October 15th.

This open house was undoubtedly a unique opportunity to discover the Port and to showcase the dynamic port community we have in Trois-Rivières.

About the Port of Trois-Rivières

As part of the 17 Canadian Port Authorities and active since 1882, the Port of Trois-Rivières offers a wide range of facilities and services to the maritime industry throughout the year. The Port is an important player in regional, national and international economic development for major industrial sectors such as the aluminum industry, forestry and agri-food. The Port of Trois-Rivières accommodates 55,000 trucks, 11,000 railcars and more than 200 merchant and cruise ships annually originating from over 100 different ports in more than 40 countries around the world. It handles over 3.5 million metric tonnes of traffic and supports more than 2,000 direct, indirect and induced jobs.


Sara Dubé
Director, Public Affairs
Trois-Rivières Port Authority
Office: 819 378-2887, ext. 207
Cell: 819 244-7191

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