QSL is Analyzing a Solution to Optimize Cargo Transhipment

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QSL is focusing on establishing an efficient, green, resilient and better-integrated supply chain in Quebec and Quebec City. As part of this effort, QSL is considering the redevelopment of its port activities in Beauport to include a more important container handling vocation. The redevelopment could reduce GHG emissions and land traffic. The project would not require any encroachment on the St. Lawrence River and not impact aquatic habitat.  

QSL states that Quebec has all the assets to increase its intermodal services and make supply chains more efficient:  

  • An enviable geographical location 
  • Access to a strategic market of consumers and businesses  
  • The opportunity to regain significant market share from the American East Coast volumes destined for the American Midwest  
  • A water depth of 15 meters as well as an interconnection with a North American rail and road network.  

In addition, QSL believes that the economic fundamentals behind the establishment of a container terminal as well as the commercial interest remain, especially after a global pandemic. “Currently, 80 percent of the volume of international trade in goods is transported by sea and the containerization trend is likely to increase. We have heard the concerns of the business community, which wants to benefit from short supply chains where processed products and inputs are brought closer to consumers or end users. If QSL can become a solution to this economic ecosystem that must be optimized, we raise our hand and are ready to work with all the stakeholders who cherish this objective,” said Robert Bellisle, president and chief executive officer of QSL. 

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