The Montreal and Trois-Rivières port authorities announce the deployment of three projects that will improve the maritime operations of the two ports: the establishment of a common extranet portal to supervise the arrival of ships, the harmonization of practices and procedures and the implementation of a common access card for workers and visitors.
The maritime operations teams of the Montreal Port Authority (APM) and the Trois-Rivières Port Authority (APTR) have jointly developed a computer solution to unify the messages and pre-arrival forms of ships offering now more simplicity and efficiency for shipowners and crews visiting the two ports.
This solution is currently the subject of a pilot project with shipping agencies from both regions and will be deployed to all port customers over the coming months. The new common portal, fully computerized and developed to measure by the APM and APTR teams, will provide customers, shipowners and crews of the two ports with an effective tool where they can document a personalized profile, make a request. port services and integrate data relating to the pre-arrival of ships procedure, a mandatory procedure in Canadian port waters.
In addition to this portal project, the two port administrations have also worked, over the past few months, to harmonize the content of their practices and procedures to simplify the information transmitted to maritime partners who visit the two ports and to establish common bases in their rules of operation.
The same logic of simplification and operational efficiency is behind the upcoming project of a common port access card: a single harmonized process for access to port facilities in Montreal and Trois-Rivières. This project will be developed over the next few months.
“The fruits of this promising teamwork make a concrete contribution to our shared innovative and sustainable vision to make the Saint-Laurent maritime system even more efficient and competitive,” said Gaétan Boivin, President and CEO of the Trois-Rivières Port Authority. -Rivers.
Presentation of Terminal 21
Mr. Boivin presented in front of more than forty manufacturing companies of the region, during a virtual dinner, the project of the new Terminal 21 valued at nearly 130 million dollars. For him, there is no doubt that this is an opportunity for manufacturers and suppliers in the region who will benefit from the benefits of this major project.
“We are currently in a context where we must create the conditions for economic recovery. Terminal 21 will be an important engine of growth for our region with economic spinoffs of $ 99 million and the creation of 630 jobs for the construction phase, ”he explained.
Innovation and environmental compliance will be at the heart of the development of Terminal 21. “We want to design the terminal of tomorrow today and wish to use the knowledge and expertise of innovative companies in our region to support us in this process. fundamental, ”added Mr. Boivin.
Flagship project of the development plan Focus on 2030, this new terminal will increase the capacity of the Port by nearly 50%, which is currently operating at full capacity, while more and more companies wish to use its services to reach international markets.
More than a port infrastructure, Terminal 21 is first and foremost a means of increasing the competitiveness of our companies on world markets, particularly those in our region, since the Port of Trois-Rivières is one of the more closely connected to its regional economy.