Mobile Passenger Gangway for Pointe-à-Carcy Terminal

Project:    Mobile Passenger Gangway for Pointe-à-Carcy Terminal
Client:      Québec Port Authority
Location:  Québec City, Québec, Canada
Québec Port Authority -- Québec City, Québec, Canada


The Project

Competing against an international field of suppliers, CMC teamed up with a Québec City fabricator to win the contract for the design and fabrication of a mobile passenger gangway for the port’s new Pointe-à-Carcy cruise ship terminal. The award came after two rounds of bidding on varying options for the terminal. CMC presented innovative solutions capable of meeting the project requirements at competitive prices.

Project Goals

To design and fabricate a mobile passenger gangway that would be efficient, cost-effective and, in terms of architectural details, have minimal visual impact in the midst of venerable structures and dwellings adjacent to the cruise ship terminal.

In addition to its ‘minimized visual impact’, the gangway’s features included:

  • Multi-rotor hydraulic drive system with longitudinal and transverse travel capabilities
  • Removable flooring system to reduce snow load effects during winter storage
  • Folding SAB system to minimize encroachments over the water during vessel movements
  • Simultaneous entry/egress at both ground level and at an elevated concourse level
  • Fast-tracking project approach in order to meet an accelerated delivery schedule
  • Articulated tower arrangement allowing travel over sloping terrain

This mobile passenger gangway was commissioned in late May 2002.