“Hwy H2O HIGHLIGHTS” focuses on our member ports and companies throughout the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway System with stories that highlight innovative and interesting cargo movements; changes and improvements that ports and companies are making to create greater opportunity, and/or member insights on the latest market trends.
Highlights: Green Light on new Marine Terminal for the Port of Prescott
Announced in 2009, the new $35 million dollar, Marine Terminal at the Port of Prescott is part of the Build Canada stimulus funding. “We are very excited about this project and what it will mean in terms of new cargo for the Port” says Robert Dalley, Port General Manager. “This is definitely going to pave the way for more business” Dalley added.
Phase 1 of the project was passed on September 12 and encompasses the extensions of the Riverfront dock by approximately 340 meters into the St. Lawrence River. The extension, consisting of 12 stone-filled cell structures, will permit two ships to berth while providing additional dock space for cargo handling. Phase 1 is targeted to be completed by March 2012. Phase 2 will include creating the cargo handling and storage area and phase 3 will join the existing Riverfront dock to the new Phase 1 structure, along with rehabilitation of the existing Riverfront dock to follow. The entire project is set to reach completion by fall 2015.
The Grain Storage Expansion project which was completed in December of 2010 will allow the Port to handle more grain for domestic use as well as additional storage to hold for export. The Johnstown Ethanol Plant (can be seen in the background of the picture above) began operations in late 2008. It’s a great example of how proximity to a Port brings in new business and the economic impact that it can have for an entire region such as Eastern Ontario.
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