The new Viau container terminal completed its first year of operation with very enviable results that exceeded our expectations. In service since November 2016, Viau Terminal offers a 330-metre berth, an intermodal zone, rail service and truck access roads.
The second phase will include the installation of a second 330-metre-long berth, two more dockside gantry cranes and a complementary container receiving area.
Once the second phase has been completed, in the following years Viau Terminal will have a handling capacity of 600,000 TEUs, which will increase the Port of Montreal’s total capacity to 2.1 million containers. The total investment for the two phases of the Viau project is $197 million, and the Government of Canada’s contribution is $42.1 million.
The Viau project is part of the Port of Montreal’s long-term strategy to exponentially increase its container-handling capacity so as to maintain its dominant position as the largest container port in Eastern Canada. The next step will be Contrecoeur Terminal.
Montreal has the largest container port in Eastern Canada.