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Indiana, Quebec ports partner to study market opportunities

The Ports of Indiana and Port of Trois-Rivieres in Quebec have formed a marketing partnership that will study the potential for new shipping opportunities, the ports announced yesterday.

In the next few weeks, the ports will launch a market analysis to identify possible supply-chain connections between their facilities, port officials announced in a press release.

The initiative is an extension of a partnership that Indiana and Quebec formed in 2015, according to the release.

"Our ports share an entrepreneurial approach to new business development and a determined focus for providing logistics solutions for bulk and break-bulk shipments on our waterways," said Ports of Indiana Chief Executive Officer Rich Cooper.

The Port of Trois-Rivieres is a deep-water port located between Montreal and Quebec City on the St. Lawrence River, which is open year-round to ocean vessels. The Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor provides multimodal connections to the Chicago-Northwest Indiana markets, and also offers year-round shipments via the 12,500-mile inland river system that connects to 20 states and the Gulf of Mexico.

"We believe there are potential synergies in the industrial sectors surrounding each of our ports and that the Great Lakes/St. Lawrence Seaway can provide logistics solutions for developing new business connections in Indiana and Quebec," said Gaetan Boivin, president and CEO of Port of Trois-Rivieres.

Contact Progressive Railroading editorial staff.

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