Our History

Our History

We have a rich history of doing great work. For more than 65 years, the LOGISTEC family has built and shared its expertise in order to create success for our customers, our partners, our shareholders and our people. Let us take you through this amazing journey!

1940

1940

Roger Paquin spent his summer breaks from his studies down at the docks with the longshoremen in Trois-Rivières, working, watching and learning all he could about the business. A true businessman in the making.

1950

1950

Roger Paquin strongly believed in going beyond the status quo and would bring fellow university students from with the same critical mind, to work with him on the docks, which led to them developing imaginative solutions to challenges on the waterfront.

1952

1952

Quebec Terminals Ltd. (now LOGISTEC) was founded by Roger Paquin, launching the LOGISTEC family story, one of hard work, innovation, perseverance and vision carried on to this day.

1959

1959

Roger Paquin was determined to do what was considered impossible for his customers – Keep the St. Lawrence River open during winter. A smart risk that blazed the trail for today’s shippers.

Mid-1960’s

Mid-1960’s

Roger Paquin noticed a new mode of cargo transportation and handling: Containers. Looking to diversity operations to provide innovative solutions for his customers, he bought the necessary equipment and pioneered the prequel to intermodal shipping in Québec.

1974

1974

Always going beyond for their customers, they came up with ingenious ways of beating the harsh Arctic winter conditions, operating this hovercraft to reach destinations too tricky to navigate by conventional vessel.

1984

1984

Business acumen runs in the blood; so true. Madeleine Paquin, C.M., Roger Paquin’s second daughter, joined subsidiary March Shipping Ltd as a Sales Rep, bringing with her the strong family values and work ethic passed down from her dad and grandfather.

1988

1988

Termont Terminal at the Port of Montréal was inaugurated, underlining the importance of solid partnerships. Termont continues to thrive and grow to this day and is a cornerstone of the LOGISTEC family!

1989

1989

With a keen eye on expansion beyond the Eastern Canadian market, the LOGISTEC family looked south to the US and launched BalTerm in Maryland, a terminal specializing in forest products handling.

1992

1992

LOGISTEC, always on the lookout for smart business moves to expand and be at the forefront of the “next big thing”, purchased shares in Sanexen, specializing in environmental services across North America.

1994

1994

The LOGISTEC family wanted to broaden its services in the Arctic. Roger’s first daughter, Suzanne Paquin, partnered with The North West Company to create Transport Nanuk, delivering products to remote communities in the North year round.