Thursday January 18 2018 – The Vectis Osprey, chartered by Fednav, docked at Pier 9 at the Port of Trois-Rivières on January 18th with a cargo of steel beams, unloaded and stored by Logistec Stevedoring Inc. at the 36 000 m2 terminal which it operates.

In December 2017, The Trois-Rivières Port Authority (TRPA) completed the construction of Pier 9 and is pleased to have welcomed its first vessel on January 18, 2018. This wharf is part of the Port of Trois-Rivières’ general cargo terminals, which also includes Piers 10 and 11 as well as 36,000 square metres of outdoor storage and three warehouses. It is also efficiently served by rail and road connections. A new agreement has also been signed since January 1st with Logistec Stevedoring operate this terminal. The vessel Vectis Osprey, chartered by Fednav, docked at Pier 9 with a cargo of steel beams which was unloaded and stored at the terminal by Logistec. Final delivery to customers will be done by truck.

As Mr. Gaétan Boivin, President and CEO of the TRPA, explained, “The construction of Pier 9 represents the completion of the On Course for 2020 modernization plan, which required investments of $ 131.6 million. Pier 9 alone will have cost $ 14.8 million funded by the TRPA ($ 6.3 million), the Government of Quebec ($ 4.8 million) and the Government of Canada ($ 3.6 million)”.

“Operations at Pier 9 began shortly after the signing of our agreement with the Port of Trois-Rivières for the leasing and operation of the general cargo terminal. This wharf improves the services offered to our clients and we are confident it will help consolidate Logistec’s and the Port of Trois-Rivières’ leading position in the general cargo sector on the St. Lawrence River,” stated Mr. Michel Miron, Vice President of Operations at Logistec.

About Logistec

Logistec Corporation provides innovative, comprehensive industrial solutions to specific markets. Founded in 1952, they are a publicly traded company with operations in marine services and environmental services.

Their cargo handling operations span from the Canadian Arctic to the southern United States. They offer stevedoring, port logistics, transportation, warehousing, inventory management, and other value-added services to help deliver products to market on time and on budget.

Logistec provides specialized operational expertise to shippers, carriers, brokers, freight forwarders, manufacturers, traders, importers, exporters, and various other industrial clients. Their team of approximately 1,600 experienced employees can safely and efficiently handle all types of dry cargo – bulk, break-bulk, and containers. They work with metals, minerals, forest products, automobiles, raw materials, grain, project cargo, wind energy components, offshore resupply, and heavy lift.

About the Port of Trois-Rivières

The Port of Trois-Rivières handles over 3 million metric tonnes of traffic and 70% of this traffic is related to international trade. It accommodates 55,000 trucks, 11,000 railcars and more than 200 merchant ships annually originating from over 125 different ports in more than 40 countries around the world.

As part of the 18 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. Generating close to 900 direct jobs, it is an important player in regional, national and international economic development for major industrial sectors such as the construction industry, aluminum, mining, energy and agri-food.

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