AAPA Seaports Advisory

Port Partnerships: Indiana/Trois-Rivières

Print Print this Article | Send to Colleague

Ports of Indiana and Trois-Rivières Plain Market Study

The Ports of Indiana and Trois-Rivières Port Authority have formed a marketing partnership that will conduct a study of maritime shipping opportunities and potential supply chain connections between their facilities.

The initiative comes as a direct result of the maritime partnership formed between Indiana and Québec in 2015. Both ports have been working together in the past few months, but now plan to expand their collaboration.

The October 17 announcement in Trois-Rivières came during Indiana Trade Mission to Québec that included Ports of Indiana CEO Rich Cooper.

In Trois-Rivières, the Indiana delegation met with Québec Associate Secretary General of Maritime Affairs Georges Farrah, port officials, transportation providers and major manufacturers in the area. The Indiana delegation included port, steel and economic development representatives seeking to learn more about developments related to the Québec’s Maritime Strategy.

Trois-Rivières 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 on Lake Michigan provides multimodal connections to the Chicago-Northwest Indiana markets, one of the largest steel producing regions in the world. Year-round shipping service is available via the 12,500-mile inland river system.

"We’re excited to partner with the Port of Trois-Rivières to explore new market opportunities for better connecting our ports and expanding economic opportunities for both Indiana and Quebec," said Mr. Cooper. "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."

"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," Gaétan Boivin, president & CEO of the Trois-Rivières Port Authority. "The Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor offers connections to extensive supply and demand opportunities for Quebec businesses in the Chicago marketplace, and can provide access to the U.S. inland waterways system."

Gaétan Boivin, President and CEO of the Trois-Rivières Port Authority, welcoming Ports of Indiana CEO Rich Cooper and other members of the Indiana Trade Delegation to Trois-Rivières
Photo/Trois-Rivières Port Authorit


Back to AAPA Seaports Advisory

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn