Port Days 2022 will highlight growth and supply chain resiliency, cruise development and the energy transition

Saint John (NB) –Port Days, a maritime and transportation industry conference with more than 60 years of history, is being held on June 13th-14th. With success using a virtual model in 2021, much of the conference will continue to be offered virtually with a few in-person opportunities such as a logistics bus tour and closing reception. 

Port Days has long been a part of the local Port identity and a ritual for many stakeholders and partners. The Port and its partners have been on journey of growth, with a strong focus on building supply chain resiliency through collaboration with partners, exploring the opportunities presented by the energy transition and celebrating the return of the cruise industry. These themes will all be explored in 6 separate virtual sessions during the conference.  

In addition to the sessions, the headline session will be a virtual Dockside Discussion with Honourable Frank McKenna, Maksim Mihic (DP World Canada CEO), and Jonathan Wahba (CP’s VP Commercial Integration) on Tuesday June 14th at 11:00am ADT.  A sold-out logistics bus tour will bring more than 50 delegates through the West Side Modernization site in DP World’s multipurpose cargo terminal and to the Irving Logistics Park.  Finally, during the closing reception, the recipient of the inaugural Port Days Sustainability Award will be announced and the Port will honour 10 years of partnership with MSC. 

The sessions cover many areas of focus for the Port and community including:  

  • The Port City Advantage 

Panel : Port Saint John with the University of New Brunswick and Post-Secondary Education and Labour 

  • Logistics Diversification : A supply chain solution 

Panel : Port Saint John with DP World Canada 

  • Food for Thought : Bulk cargoes contribute to global food security 

Panel : Port Saint John with CN Rail, Canpotex and Nutrien 

  • Embracing the Energy Transition 

Panel : Port Saint John with Irving Oil, Saint John Energy facilitated by Atlantica Centre for Energy 

  • Dock-side discussion with Honourable Frank McKenna with special guests from DP World Canada and CP Rail. Facilitated by Port Saint John CEO, Craig Bell Estabrooks. 
  • Supply Chain Data : An integrated approach 

Panel : Port Saint John with Nuvoola ai, Port of Vancouver, DP World Canada 

  • What’s the next big thing in cruise tourism? 

Panel : Port Saint John with Aquila Tours, Government of New Brunswick and Royal Caribbean Group 

While the logistics port tour is already full, you can still register to attend sessions virtually. The full agenda is found here. Register for day 1 sessions here and day two sessions here. 


Media contact : Jane Burchill, Communications & Sustainability Specialist, (506)343-3707, [email protected]