Sunday, May 14, 2017, was a special day for the Saguenay Port Authority, while Canmec used the Port's railway service to transport large sections of forced pipes between its La Baie plant and the Terminal of Grande-Anse. The railway infrastructure was inaugurated in the summer of 2015 and is the first time a regional manufacturer has used it to guarantee the transit of "non-standard" parts to the Port.
Three other similar transports will be made by Canmec over the summer, while all the parts that will be delivered to the Port will be loaded early this fall on a ship bound for Havre-Saint-Pierre. Hydro-Québec's Romaine complex is the final destination of this load. This specific case represents a good example of intermodality between the different modes of transport, namely rail, maritime and road.
The Port Authority is pleased to see that the industry is taking advantage of this safe, efficient from an economic point of view, and high-capacity transportation infrastructure!