Contrecoeur Port Terminal Expansion Project

Contrecoeur, 40 kilometres north-east of Montreal (Quebec)

Reference number: 80116
Federal Responsible Authority: Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
Proponent: Montreal Port Authority
Environmental Assessment Commenced: 2016-01-15
Environmental Assessment Type: Environmental Assessment by Responsible Authority
Status: Environmental assessment in progress

Latest Update

June 12, 2019 - The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency requested additional information (French only) from the proponent related to the Environmental Impact Statement on May 29, 2018. Further information (French only) was requested on June 6, 2019.

About the Proposal

The Montreal Port Authority proposes the construction of a container port terminal with a maximum annual capacity of 1.15 million containers on its property located in Contrecoeur, approximately 40 kilometres downstream from Montreal. The project would include the construction of a 675-metre dock for two berths to accommodate vessels between 39,000 and 75,400 deadweight tonnage (DWT). The project would also include a seven track classification yard, a container storage and handling area, an intermodal rail yard, support facilities, rail and road accesses, a truck control area and a viaduct on Route 132.


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For questions or information, please contact:

Contrecoeur Port Terminal Expansion Project
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
901-1550 d'Estimauville Avenue
Québec, Quebec G1J 0C1
Telephone: 418-649-6444
Fax: 418-649-6443

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