The Port of Saguenay has a marine termianl in Ville Saguenay at La Baie, namely the Grande-Anse Marine Terminal, which is dedicated to the receipt, shipment and transhipment of general cargo, dry bulk and bulk liquids.
Open year round - summer and winter!
Among the main products handled:
On the Saguenay, about 54 nautical miles from confluence of the Saguenay and St. Lawrence Rivers.
Latitude : 48º24,1 N
Longitude : 70º49,9 O
Transit shed I (on the wharf):
Transit shed II (on the railway site):
Rates effective January 3, 2020 (Complete Tariff)
Rates effective January 9, 2019
The Saguenay Port Authority is responsible for the terminal:
The Terminal has been certified under the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) code.
The marine security officer in charge of this terminal is:
Mr. Marc-André Savard
24 hours a day - 7 days a week
Application for port pass
To apply for a permanent pass, please contact the Saguenay Port Authority at 418 697-0250 Ext. 200 or download the form online.
When the form is completed, please send it by e-mail or by mail to 6600 Quai-Marcel-Dionne Road, La Baie (Quebec) G7B 3N9, including a photocopy of your driver's license. The SPA will contact you during a few days to schedule an appointment for you to pick up your permanent pass. It is important to bring your original driver's license to the appointment.
An icebreaker is available on request for escort up and down the river as soon as ice conditions become severe for commercial shipping.
The Saguenay has a width of 2,200 m from the facade of the wharf to the opposite land line. This body of water easily allows ships of high tonnage to manoeuvre freely.
Ships may anchor on the north side of the river upstream of the wharf.
The particular topography of the site protects it from the prevailing W.S.E. winds.
(1) The owner, master or agent of a ship arriving in the mandatory pilotage area at the Les Escoumins pilot embarkation station shall:
a) When the vessel arrives from a location east of the Strait of Belle Isle, Cabot Strait or Strait of Canso:
Give a frist 24-hour notice of the vessel's scheduled arrival time;
Give a second 12-hour notice of the vessel's scheduled arrival time; and
Give the estimated time of arrival, 6 hours before the vessel's expected arrival.
b) When the vessel arrives from a point west of the Strait of Belle Isle, Cabot Strait, or Stait of Canso:
Give a first 12-hour notice of the vessel's arrival time; and
The notice referred to in paragraphs (1) (a) and (b) shall be given by calling a coastal marine radio station or a pilot station.
Montreal Assignment Centre
Quebec Assignment Centre
When a ship is to sail to the Grande-Anse marine terminal, a request for assistance from an icebreaker must be made twelve hours in advance and certified four hours ahead of time. A six-hours delay may be required for a further request for assistance.