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8/28/2018



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Quebec port appoints Krusel managing director of container terminal project


Don Krusel
Photo – Quebec Port Authority

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Don Krusel has been named managing director of the Port of Quebec's project to build a container terminal.

Krusel was president and chief executive officer of the Prince Rupert Port Authority when the port created a new container port gateway for North American trade. As a result of the project, the Port of Prince Rupert has transformed from a regional forest and agricultural products facility to the fastest growing container port in North America, Quebec Port Authority (QPA) officials said in a press release.

Since the container port opened in 2007, it has grown to become the third-largest container terminal in Canada, they said.

Since retiring from the Port of Prince Rupert in September 2017, Krusel has worked as a consultant and was a member of QPA's expert panel on the creation of a deepwater container terminal.

"[Krusel's] reputation in the industry, his in‑depth knowledge of port operations, and his commitment to the success of the container terminal are all major assets that will help us get Quebec City's deepwater container terminal built," said QPA President and CEO Mario Girard.

The QPA announced late last year its plan to build a container terminal at the site of the Beauport 2020 project.



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