We have established a reputation of excellence for efficient handling of a diversity of cargoes, such as dry bulk, steel products, forest products, breakbulk and project cargoes, thereby contributing to the growth of the Canadian import and export markets.
ST. LAWRENCE STEVEDORING (SLS), a division of QSL, is located at the Port of Québec. Its water depth of 15 metres enables it to accommodate vessels with a capacity of up to 175,000 tonnes of deadweight tonnage. Also, thanks to the flexibility of our state-of-the-art equipment, vessel-to-vessel transfers are completed in a matter of hours.
The main commodities that transit through the terminal are iron ore, coke, scrap metal, copper and nickel concentrates, alumina, gypsum, coal, salt, raw sugar and alloys.
Impressive capabilities are available at SLS. Depending on the type of commodity, over 150,000 tonnes a day can be handled.
All terminals in our network are equipped to handle bulk.
We are particularly well equipped to receive steel products such as bars, plates, beams, coils and slabs at our strategically located terminals in Sorel-Tracy, Oshawa, Hamilton and Chicago, the leading ports for this commodity. The diversity of our equipment and the skills of our personnel are as strong as the product we handle: steel.
TO BETTER MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF OUR CLIENTELE, WE ARE ALWAYS PREPARED TO INNOVATE AND TO PROPOSE SOLUTIONS TAILORED TO THE COMPLEXITY OF SPECIFIC HANDLING OPERATIONS.
QSL is at the forefront of engineering handling methods for wind turbines components such as blades, hubs, nacelles and towers.
Newsprint, wood pulp, lumber, kraft linerboard and woodchips are handled by QSL and its subsidiaries.
All ports of our network have the equipment and expertise to handle breakbulk cargoes such as granite, palletized cargo, livestock, big bags, aluminium ingots, containers, wood pellets, potshells, busbars, PVP pipes, transformers, anodes, contaminated soils, etc.
CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT FOR NORTHERN MINES
Specialized equipment required for the construction of the new mines in the North is loaded from our terminal at the Port of Bécancour.
THE IDEAL TRANSHIPMENT PORT
Quebec Stevedoring unloads, stores, and reloads nickel concentrate to rail from Northern mines for Xstrata (Deception Bay) and Vale Inco (Voisey's Bay) at its St. Lawrence Stevedoring bulk terminal at the Port of Québec.
THE LINK TO THE NORTH
Quebec Stevedoring unloads, stores, and loads resupply cargoes for these two nickel mines through its facilities at the Port of Québec.
SUPPLIES FOR NORTHERN COMMUNITIES
For more than 15 years, Quebec Stevedoring has been loading supplies for
Northern communities through its subsidiary Quebec Port Terminals via its