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The Montreal Port Authority (MPA) this week received federal clearance under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act for its proposed terminal expansion project in Contrecoeur, Quebec.
The Minister of Environment and Climate Change Canada determined the project would not cause significant adverse environmental effects.
Rendered after five years of consultations and analysis by the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada, the favorable decision makes it possible for the MPA to begin obtaining permits for the project, port officials said in a press release.
Located about 25 miles downstream from Montreal, the project calls for construction of two berths and a container handling area, an intermodal rail yard connected to the main rail network, a reception portal for trucks and support facilities.
Designed to support growth in the container market in Quebec and eastern Canada, the new terminal is expected to handle 1.15 million 20-foot equivalent units annually.