Port of Montreal Contrecoeur Terminal

Rank 2024


Image Credit: Montreal Port Authority

Industry Sector: Transportation

Project Type: Port

Project Value: $950 million

Funding Source: Private/Public

Federal Funding: $450 million (financing from Transport Canada and a loan from Canada Infrastructure Bank)

Provincial Funding: $130 million (subsidy)

Province: Quebec

City / Region: Contrecoeur

Estimated End Date of Substantial Completion: TBD

With the support of Canada Infrastructure Bank and private partners, the Port of Montreal intends to develop a new state-of-the-art container terminal. The greenfield terminal will be fully connected to the regional transportation hub, including a Class 1 railroad and highway connections. After receiving a favourable decision statement to proceed with this expansion, the project is moving forward through a hybrid approach: a collaborative Design-Build process for the water works, under MPA management, and a DBFOM (Design-Build-Finance-Operate-Maintain) contract to a Private Partner for the land site works and terminal operation through a Request for Proposals to be issued in early 2024. 

Project Owner: Montreal Port Authority

Other Key Players: ARUP (preliminary engineering); Dentons (legal services); WSP (advisory services); CIMA+; PwC (commercial support); Hatch; AGAT Labs

2023 Rank: 66

2022 Rank: 62