The Port of Québec officially inaugurated Terminal 30, providing additional cruise berthing at a multipurpose facility. The cruise terminal was built following consultation with the local cruise industry, which had identified the need for a new terminal to improve the reception of cruise passengers in Québec City and ensure a high satisfaction rate. The two-story facility covers 9,447 square meters. It has a boarding bridge with a span of 21 meters from the waterline and can accommodate more than 2,500 passengers at once. The first ship is expected to arrive Aug. 4, carrying 3,140 passengers and 1,200 crew. During the off-season, Terminal 30 offers storage services for pleasure craft (more than 4,500 square meters to accommodate approximately 65 boats) and hosts large-scale events. The cost of the $31.9m terminal was divided split among the government Québec ($15m), the city ($5m) and the port ($11.9m).