A new container terminal has been opened at Port of Montréal’s Viau sector in Canada.

Developed with funds from the Government of Canada and the Montréal Port Authority, the new terminal will improve the port’s infrastructure and will create various direct and indirect jobs.

The newly opened terminal will also increase the Port of Montréal’s handling capacity by 450,000 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU) and will bring the port’s overall handling capacity to 2.1 million TEUs.

"The new Viau terminal will have a considerable impact."

In addition, the new terminal, together with the previous work and the second phase of work to be completed in the next few years, will bring Viau sector’s total handling capacity to 600,000TEUs.

Built under a port capacity optimisation project, construction of the terminal includes three main areas, such as its container-handling capacity as well as marine and road access.

The Government of Canada provides a third of the funding for these three project components, to a maximum of $4.36m under the national infrastructure component of the New Building Canada Fund.

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Of this fund, up to $27.2m has been earmarked for the new container terminal, while the remaining fund will be provided to the project’s other two components.

Montréal Port Authority president and CEO Sylvie Vachon said: “The new Viau terminal will have a considerable impact.

“Ultimately, it will increase the Port of Montréal’s handling capacity by 2.1 million TEUs and generate significant benefits for the region, province and country as whole with annual spinoffs of $340m and the creation of 2,500 direct and indirect jobs.

“The success of this project is the result of a significant collaboration between public and private organisations, including Termont Montréal and Mediterranean Shipping Company. Moreover, the work was carried out with concern for communities and the environment.”

Currently, the Port of Montréal is ranked as the second largest container port in Canada and the fifth largest on the east coast of North America.