QSL partners with the City of Sorel-Tracy to develop an industrial-port Zone in the St. Lawrence sector.


This agreement is the starting point for a vast industrial park project that includes the restoration of the site of the former Hydro-Québec thermal power plant, where QSL is developing and will be operating a port terminal. With the port terminal, the site will offer full intermodal transportation access, making it an attractive investment location 45 minutes from Montréal.


QSL in Sorel-Tracy


100% Quebec-based

A world-class company, 100% Quebec-based, specializing in the operation of marine terminals, stevedoring and transportation.

35 years

A contribution to the socio-economic vitality of Sorel-Tracy since 1988.

$75 M

invested in the Sorel-Tracy region since 2017, of which $21 M in 2021.

$57 M

in salaries and 192 jobs per year (FTE) over the last 5 years.

$25 M

invested since 2019 in its Sorel-Tracy facilities, of which $13 M with local suppliers to add infrastructure and purchase state-of-the-art equipment.


A sustainable development approach that offers the greatest respect for health and safety, maritime security and environmental protection.

The IP Zone Project


Restoration of the site of the former Hydro-Québec thermal power plant


Creation of 40 additional jobs


$30 M in additional investments over the next five years


Support of local purchasing for procurement and construction

Project Timeline

For more information about the undergoing authorization process, we invite you to consult the following websites:

Environmental Assessment Registry (Registre des évaluations environnementales) *content in French
Canadian Impact Assessment Registry › Sorel-Tracy Port Terminal Project
April 6, 2023 — Notice of Commencement of an Impact Assessment

Phase 1  ‎✓ Completed

Multimodal handling area

  • Construction of a warehouse


$10 M


Phase 2   Pre-engineering stage

Port terminal

  • Construction of an innovative floating dock structure
    The use of a floating structure will minimize the impact on the marine environment.


$10 M


Information Sessions

February 22 and 28, 2023

Impact Assessment Agency of Canada

Learn more about the project, the impact assessment process, and how to submit comments on the draft Tailored Impact Statement Guidelines and draft Public Participation Plan.

The sessions are being held in French, but participants have the option of asking questions in English. English sessions will be organized upon request to IAAC.

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JANUARY 27, 2023

The mayor of Sorel-Tracy visits our facilities in the industrial-port zone

Our great project in the Sorel-Tracy IP zone (St. Lawrence sector), in partnership with the City of Sorel-Tracy, is progressing well. Phase 2 is underway and we are at the stage of conducting the project impact study in order to obtain the necessary authorizations and permits for the construction of the port terminal with its innovative floating dock structure.

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SEPTEMBER 14, 2021

The first facilities of our new multi-modal handling terminal have been inaugurated!

These facilities mark the completion of Phase 1 of the project, which represents an investment of $10 million and has allowed QSL to reinject a significant portion of this money into the local economy by enlisting the expertise of local partners.

The second phase of the project consists of the installation of a floating dock structure from which material will be unloaded from ships and transported directly to the warehouse via a set of electric conveyors.

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