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Québec City to become New Centre for Global Maritime and Logistics Innovation

03 Jul 2020 12:21 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Port of Québec attracts major international organizations including the Port of Rotterdam

The Laurentia Project will become the cornerstone of a new and dynamic global ecosystem for innovation in logistics and maritime transportation technologies. The announcement by the Québec Port Authority of the signing of memorandums of understanding with seven major partners from the maritime, transportation and research world, marks the start of this landmark project. The international partnerships that will be created by these agreements will ensure that the Québec City regional economy will enjoy significant benefits well beyond the core investment of $775 million already planned for the construction of the Québec Container Terminal, the 1,000 sustainable jobs related to the terminal operation, and the estimated $100 million of annual economic impact. It will further ensure that the local region surrounding one of the world’s most technologically advanced and environmentally clean container terminals will become an incubator for new technologies, research and scientific exploration. The linking together of Hutchison Ports, the Port of Rotterdam, CN, PortXL, Québec International, Université Laval, Québec City and the new logistics services supply chain associated with the new container terminal will create an exciting launchpad for Québec-based enterprises to reach world markets.

“When we see the quality of the partners who have embarked on this adventure, we understand that this initiative for commercial positioning represents a unique opportunity for Québec City. In addition to hosting some of the greenest and most technologically advanced facilities in the world, Laurentia will generate more than $100 million in economic spinoffs each year for the Greater Québec area.”

-Régis Labeaume, Mayor, City of Québec

“In an era in which energy transition and digitization are rapidly and fundamentally changing supply chains for ports, innovation has become a must-have for every port and everyone involved in the port supply chain. By connecting the innovation ecosystems of the ports of Québec and Rotterdam we will create opportunities for both the port of Québec and for Port of Rotterdam.”

- René van der Plas, Director, Port of Rotterdam International

You can read the full press release in English or French via this link. To learn more, watch the MOUs’ presentation video here.

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