The Saguenay Port authotiry (SPA), also known as the "Port of Saguenay", is an autonomous federal public enterprise incorporated under the Canada Marine Act in 1999. It is one of the 17 Canadian Port Authorities (CPAs), recongnized for its strategic importance and its contribution to the country's economy.
Located in the heart of Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean industrial region, the Port of Saguenay is a natural gateway to Northern quebec and its extensive natural resources. Accessible all year round, its deep water marine facilities are capable of accomodating some of the world's largest ships. Accessible directly from major North American rail and highway networks, the Port is also renowned for the quality and availability of its infrastructure.
Port of Saguenay owns and operates the Grande-Anse Marine Terminal, which is located in the municipaliaty of La Baie in the City of Saguenay. This terminal is used primarily for the transhipment of general cargoes, dry bulk and bulk liquids. Adjaceent to the terminal, the Port of Saguenay also has a port industrial complex of more that 10 km2 dedicated to logistics activities and heavy industry.
The Port of Saguenay is also very active in the international cruise industry : the SPA operates the Bagotville warf located on Baie des Ha! Ha! for the international cruise market. Saguenay is the third busiest port of call in Quebec with more that 45,000 passengers expected in 2017.