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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Seaports: Keeping Goods Moving

On April 5th, seaports of the Americas will commemorate Western Hemisphere Ports Day for the fifth consecutive year. Typically slated to recognize the maritime industry’s role in job creation and economic prosperity, this year we are focusing on the role of ports in the current COVID-19 global pandemic response and recovery. The 2020 event recognizes […]

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Welcome, the Port 12

At Port Saint John, you’ll find a delightful anomaly in a province grappling with population decline: 12 babies born to the organization’s 35-person workforce over 13 months. That’s roughly one third of Port employees who welcomed a new infant, and massive life changes, over a one-year period. For the Port, this baby boom means several […]

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Celebrating a cruise legacy at Port Saint John

Betty MacMillan, a tireless champion for cruise tourism on the Canada/New England itinerary has been named Port Personality of the Year by her international cruise industry peers. The long-time cruise development manager at Port Saint John was recognized on September 19th at the annual Seatrade Cruise Awards in Lisbon, Portugal. The prestigious award was presented […]

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Seafood Fiesta, meet Maritime Kitchen Party.

Everyone’s favourite Seafood Fiesta, normally held during June’s Port Days, is back. For one year only, the fiesta is being re-imagined into a bigger, better Maritime Kitchen Party. The event is shaping up to be the same Seafood Fiesta many have come to know and love, with some extra room for out-of-town guests. This September, […]

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People Around the Port: Who is a Harbour Master?

Harbour Masters are specialists and professionals who oversee the operational readiness of ports, in Canada, this includes safety, security, and environmental protection. A Harbor Master is entrusted with overseeing and enforcing the port’s “practices and procedures” to ensure the safety of ship navigation, the security of the harbour and the efficient use of port facilities. […]

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