McInnis Cement has welcomed the confirmation by the Québec Government to rebuild the Gaspésie railroad between Matapédia and Gaspé. Once the infrastructure is restored to McInnis’ cement plant site, the annual number of railcars delivering cement to the company’s customers will potentially rise from 300 to 2000.
“The flexibility of the railway combined with our maritime distribution mode allows us to improve our logistics chain and reach certain markets more efficiently, in all seasons,” said McInnis Cement CEO Herve Mallet. “I am proud that, even before our production began, our company’s presence in the region already positively contributes to improve operating conditions of other Gaspesian companies. The economic vitality of the Gaspésie is gaining strength and confidence thanks to the contributions of companies such as ours as well as LM Wind Power, whose growth and dynamism I salute.”
Last December, McInnis Cement confirmed its use of the rail for a volume of approximately 28 000 tpy over five years, through a transshipment facility in New Richmond, fed by truck from Port-Daniel–Gascons. Railway repairs towards the East, will result in the transport of at least 200 000 tpy of cement by rail.
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