On the Resumption of Cruise in Saint John

The COVID-19 virus gave rise to the first pandemic in a century, resulting in the closure of cruise tourism on a global basis.  In Canada, cruise activity originally suspended throughout 2020, will now face a continued suspension through the 2021 season.  Facing a second year without cruise is a grim prospect for small tourism and […]

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Maritime workers and Wi-Fi: What is the connection (or lack thereof)?

Do you remember the last time you didn’t have access to reliable Wi-Fi or cellular data? For most of us in Canada, Wi-Fi or access to cellular data is something we take for granted. Outside of our technological bubble, regions are struggling to secure reliable internet which the United Nations deems as a basic human right. But what about those people that don’t live on land 365 days a year? Seafarers are maritime workers […]

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Multi-modal Transportation Strategy Key to New Brunswick’s Future

New Brunswick’s economy is grounded in trade and its future relies on a sustainable and strong multimodal transportation sector.  Our economy has long relied on the production, distribution, and export of goods across our global community. Production of goods by New Brunswick’s world-class workforce, distribution of these goods within our region, and exporting of New Brunswick based products to consumers across the global has been the backbone of […]

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Our Role in Land Development

As a government business enterprise, operating independently under Transport Canada’s national port authority system, Port Saint John provides a crucial link to the Canadian transportation network and is strategically significant to the nation’s trade. Business taking place in our domain accounts for $242 M of the province’s GDP, making our Port land and facilities the ideal staging point for importers, exporters, marine service providers, and manufacturers alike.  Through […]

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Port Modernization Project Well Underway

The Port’s west side facilities are a beehive of activity these days with the $205 Million West Side Modernization project well underway. Contractors began caisson construction last week, marking a significant milestone in the infrastructure upgrade. The 8 caissons being created over the next 5 months will support the consolidation of the Rodney and Navy Island terminals for […]

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Port Saint John Holds First Ever Virtual Annual General Meeting  

 On May 21, 2020, Port Saint John came together with industry partners and stakeholders for its first ever virtual annual general meeting. Though the COVID-19 global pandemic pushed the event online, the spirit of collaboration was alive and well as Board Chair, Lisa Keenan and CEO, Jim Quinn shared details of the year’s successes and challenges with over 125 attendees from across the […]

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