Practices for intelligent development
Community-based actions :
The Port of Québec has initiated the cruise ship electrification process at Docks 21, 22 and 30 to limit noise and, especially, to drastically cut fuel emissions. Connecting ships to the electrical grid can eliminate as much as 90% of combustible gas emissions while the ship is at port.
A feasibility study and talks with Hydro-Québec are underway. Price submissions for the required equipment have also been requested.
The Port of Québec is organizing the Québec City International Cruise Forum. It assembles over a hundred people from the tourist and port sectors along with citizens’ groups and community members. The participants meet at conferences and workshops, and contribute to discussions by providing creative solutions on the cruise sector’s future needs in summer and winter, which will be founded on the responsible, coordinated and sustainable development of the destination.
Since 2014, the Port opted to limit the number of daily passengers to 15,000 and to limit the number of embarkation and disembarkation operations to two at any given time.
The Port also works with cruise lines before the start of the season to optimally spread the customer base.
Also, the Port of Québec works with the special events coordination centre to handle traffic on heavy days.