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Contrecœur Terminal Expansion

Montréal, Québec

The Port of Montréal’s current container terminals will soon reach capacity and is now moving forward with advancing the design for a new container terminal to support the growth of the container market in Quebec and Eastern Canada.

Contrecœur Terminal Constructors General Partnership, comprised of Aecon (40%) and Pomerleau (60%), has signed a contract with the Montréal Port Authority for the Contrecœur Terminal Expansion project in-water works under a Progressive Design-Build approach.

The collaborative agreement covers an initial 12-month planning phase to finalize the design, estimated schedule and costs of in-water works related to the new terminal. In the construction phase, these works, which will be subject to another agreement, include dredging, the construction of dock infrastructure, quay walls, return walls, and auxiliary works.

The Contrecœur terminal will become a transshipment centre served by some of the largest shipping lines in the world – connecting to major rail networks and highways and helping to meet the needs of domestic and international importers, exporters and consumers.

At full capacity, the Contrecœur terminal will be able to handle 1.15 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) per year, representing an additional annual capacity equal to 60% of the containers currently handled in Montreal.

Further information about the project is available onthe MPA website.


Montréal Port Authority

February 2024

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