Port of Quebec Plans New Bulk Grain Terminal
The Quebec Port Authority has announced a new project to construct a bulk grain terminal to boost the countries agricultural market.
The new terminal, which will be developed over four phases, has a planned capacity of 135,000 tonnes.
For the project two existing grin terminals at the port, each featuring a capacity of 37,500 tonnes, will be brought together — recovering the existing equipment for implementation at the new terminal.
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All bulk handling equipment will be used from the two terminals, including the ship loading system — and a new grain elevation tower will be constructed to sample, clean and weigh the grain prior to being loading onto export vessels.
In the later phases of the project eight silos will be constructed, totaling a capacity of 61,000 tonnes of storage, two covered conveyor systems will be introduced for receiving grain from self-unloading vessels, and the road and rail infrastructure at the port will be improved and optimized.