BVI company entered into agreement with Port of Québec to develop new terminal

Hutchison Port Holdings Ltd., the world’s leading port network, and Canadian National Railway (CN), the leading North American transportation and supply chain company, signed a long term agreement with the Québec Port Authority (QPA) to build and operate the new container terminal project Laurentia, previously known as Beauport 2020.

With this agreement, BVI company’s global network will increase to 52 ports covering 27 countries, including the United Kingdom, Spain, Poland, Sweden, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium and many others. The project, which is US$775mln worth, will be financed mainly through the joint investment of the three partners.

The QPA has chosen Hutchison Ports after a competitive process in which it invited leading international port operators to provide proposals for the project. The Hutchison Ports is supposed to build the most environmentally and technologically advanced cargo-handling facility in North America.

Group Managing Director of Hutchison Ports said in his comments: “We are pleased to partner with the Québec Port Authority and CN to develop the Québec container terminal. Québec City will become Hutchison Ports’ gateway to the East coast of North America. With its fully intermodal deep-water port, its strategic location to reach the Midwest market, and the strong support shown by the local authorities, the Québec project has all the attributes to be successful in this highly important market.”

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