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New conveyors will roll out greater efficiencies and reliability at the Port of Belledune

February 28, 2023

A new dry bulk conveyor loop project will help the Port of Belledune and QSL to reduce their carbon footprint.

The major project includes the installation of fixed conveyors linking the deep-water terminal to the staging area, the renovation of existing storage room, and the construction of a new warehouse and transfer tower.

“We are excited to work with public and private partners to invest in modern infrastructure that enables us to double our cargo capacity while reducing our carbon footprint and greening our operations,” said Denis Caron, CEO of the Port of Belledune.

Half of the project’s funding in the amount of $12.5 million is being provided by Transport Canada under the National Trade Corridors Fund.

The project will increase the quantities of bulk cargo handled at the Port of Belledune and make it easier to move goods such as forest products, minerals and petroleum between vessels and other modes of transportation by reducing supply chain congestion.

Caron said the project is also taking into account possible climate change needs.

Photo: Robert Bellisle, President and CEO, QSL / Denis Caron, CEO, Port of Belledune / The Honourable Omar Alghabra, Minister of Transport. Credit: QSL website