The Port of Quebec City responds to its leading position in Canada and New England with a major upgrade of Ross Gaudreault Cruise Terminal.
The project is estimated $89.5 million and involves expanding and redesigning the Ross Gaudreault terminal as well as installing a mobile terminal in the Estuary sector of wharf 30.
The new project will double the accommodation capacity of Ross Gaudreault Terminal. It will also improve port's accommodation capacity for big cruise ships as well as customer experience with a 2nd terminal to meet international accommodation standards.
Quebec port infrastructures will be able to accommodate 400,000 passengers by 2025. The port will also meet vessels’ logistical needs for embarkation & disembarkation operations.
Mario Girard, President and CEO of Port Quebec, said he was pleased to be presenting the project to the people. According to Girard, the completion of the project was a crucial step in supporting the growth in international cruises that would take place in Quebec over the next ten years.
Girard added that was a promising tourism and economic project both for the community and for the province of Quebec, since it would strengthen the unique position of St. Lawrence for international cruises.