Unloading sawdust at the port of Trois-Rivières
An eco-friendly solution for long-distance transportation
Port-Cartier, July 2011 – The Arbec Company hires Océan Navigation Inc. to load and transport sawdust from a Port-Cartier sawmill to two plants in Lac Mégantic and La Tuque. Ocean Navigation provides economical tug-and-barge transportation between Port-Cartier and Trois-Rivières and unloads the product at the Port of Trois-Rivières. The tug-and-barge tandem make ten trips and carries the equivalent of 260 truckloads of sawdust each time for a total of 9,000 tons. This results in a significant reduction in truck traffic on highways 138 and Highway 20.