Value-added services

Thanks to the Valport team, the Port of Valleyfield can offer its clients services of high added value as well as customized projects for highly specific segments of the market.

Value-added services refer to activities pertaining to the storage and distribution of goods, but also to services such as bundling, assembling, crating, labelling and packaging.

Crating and packaging centre 

Valport has been in the packaging and crating business since its inception in 1994—which translates into years of experience. And, experience definitely matters when preparing cargo destined for hostile environments such as the below zero temperatures of the Arctic or the near 100% humidity of the tropics. Valport has the know-how and equipment to ensure your goods arrive at destination they way you expect them to.

Fabrication and assembly centre

This new facility includes the use of two overhead gantry cranes with a lifting capacity of 50 tonnes (combined). There is ample power as well as flow-through doors with a height access of 24 feet. 

The Port of Valleyfield was mandated to ship sections of the 408-foot spire that now crowns the summit of the One World Trade Center building in New York City.

On November 16, 2012 at 5:30 p.m., the Witte 1407 barge departed from the Port of Valleyfield bound for the Port of New York, carrying with it the 18 sections that would form the spire atop the One World Trade Center building in New York City. After three days spent loading the parts onto the ship, these massive parts, measuring between ten and 25 feet in length and weighing between thirteen and 55 tonnes each, were strapped down to the barge for the two-week journey.

Loading of the barge was carried out by twenty or so employees from stevedoring company, Valport. The cargo was strapped down and lifted using a crane, placed on the barge and secured.

After the barge’s arrival at the Port of New York, the nine sections were transported by truck to the One World Trade Center site. The 18 parts were then assembled to form the 440-foot spire.

Construction of the One World Trade Center tower, a 104-floor glass and steel structure, began in 2006. This imposing building replaces the twin towers that were destroyed during the terrorist attacks of 9/11.

This skyscraper stands at an impressive height of 1,776 feet, a number representing the year in which the U.S. Declaration of Independence was adopted. The building is considered to be the tallest in North America.

The geometrically complex structure that crowns the building was created and delivered by Groupe ADF, a company based in Terrebone, Quebec.

This is just one shining example of the kind of customized project Valport’s seasoned team of experts is equipped to carry out.