Port Saint John launches new interpretive opportunity at the AREA506 Container Village

The Port Pod will be an interactive experience with a goal to educate the public about the complex port ecosystem

SAINT JOHN (NB) – What better place to learn about port operations than in a shipping container? Port Saint John is launching “The Port Pod”, an interpretive experience located in the AREA506 Container Village. The Port Pod will act as a storefront for all things Port Saint John. The goal is to demystify the complex port ecosystem for locals and tourists while promoting port career paths to younger generations. 

In addition to the interpretation of port operations, there will also be local goods for sale to help Port Pod visitors share their love for their Port City and help empower local businesses. There will be a Port City collection of Beck & Boyd sweatshirts, created by local entrepreneur and artist, Allie Beckwith. For the animals in your life, Port City Pup Co will be creating a custom Port Saint John line of dog bandanas. A portion of the sales will be going to charity.

“Helping the public understand what happens at Port Saint John has been a part of my personal and professional mission since I started at the port over 20 years ago. I’m so happy to see this opportunity come to fruition in partnership with AREA506,” says Paula Copeland, Vice President of Engagement and Sustainability. 

The Port Pod will be opening in early June with the rest of the Container Village. 

 

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Media Contact: 

Jane Burchill, Communications & Sustainability Specialist, Port Saint John, [email protected], (506)343-3707