Contrecoeur Port Terminal Expansion Project

The Montreal Port Authority proposes the construction of a container port terminal with a maximum annual capacity of 1.15 million containers on its property located in Contrecoeur, approximately 40 kilometres downstream from Montreal. The project would include the construction of a 675-metre dock for two berths to accommodate vessels between 39,000 and 75,400 deadweight tonnage (DWT). The project would also include a seven track classification yard, a container storage and handling area, an intermodal rail yard, support facilities, rail and road accesses and a truck control area.

Latest update

March 1st, 2021 — The Minister of Environment and Climate Change issued the Environmental Assessment Decision Statement to the proponent.


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
206 Environmental Assessment Decision Statement PDF (962 KB) March 1, 2021
205 Environmental Assessment Report PDF (8.9 MB) March 1, 2021
150 Virtual Information Sessions - Zoom Links and Instructions PDF (137 KB) November 18, 2020
23 Procedure and Participation Rules for Public Sessions PDF (66 KB) February 6, 2018
21 Étude d'impact environnemental (French Only) - December 22, 2017
15 Public Consultation Plan PDF (299 KB) September 15, 2017
10 Final Environmental Impact Statement Guidelines PDF (427 KB) March 10, 2016
9 Notice of Commencement of an Environmental Assessment - January 15, 2016
8 Notice of Environmental Assessment Determination - January 15, 2016
1 Summary of a Project Description of a Designated Project PDF (125.4 MB) November 30, 2015


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  • Location

    • Contrecoeur, 40 kilometres north-east of Montreal (Quebec)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Highways and Roads
    • Ports and Harbours
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Montreal Port Authority
  • Authorities

    • Impact Assessment Agency of Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Environmental assessment under CEAA 2012
  • Reference Number


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