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Valport moves the top of the Western World to New York - Monday, November 19, 2012 :: ENGLISH  

Antenna tower section being lifted on prepared deck of barge

Donjon Marine's Atlantic Salvor awaits the securing of cargo for trip out of the Seaway and
along the East Coast to New York

Valleyfield - The port is abuzz this week as Valport stevedores rig and crane portions of the 18-piece antenna that will top the new World Trade Centre in New York – arguably making it the tallest structure in the Western World. The Port of Valleyfield partnered in the construction of the antenna, providing staging and building space for renowned structural steel fabricator, ADF Group of Terrebonne, Quebec.

“We have managed many large projects through the Port but this one has a very special place in the hearts and minds of all port workers”, said Valport President, Frank Dunn, “We are humbled by the small role that we play in the moving of this landmark in the shadow of the men and women that lost their lives during this heinous event. Multiculturalism is only a concept unless we truly learn to live and work together.”

The Port of Valleyfield was selected for the construction and staging of this project for its proximity to ADF Group's Canadian offices, the fact that fabrication space is always available on site, that talented fabricators live and work in the vicinity and that Valport could facilitate the handling of the inbound shipments of specialized steel used in construction of the antenna and the secure load out of this rather symbolic cargo.

Valport maritime Services are the management team for the Port of Valleyfield who together with their ship owner, freight forwarding, rail, trucking and trade worker partners moves cargo of all types around the globe. We believe that our experience and our legacy demonstrates that we truly are Canada’s largest “small” port.


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The above video clip was shot at Grise Fiord, one of the many communities serviced by Valport.