SAINT JOHN (NB) – Total cargo tonnage at Port Saint John increased by 2,419 metric tonnes in 2016 when compared to the previous year, with overall cargo tonnage handled at 26.4 million.
Losses experienced in the dry bulk sector were buoyed by increases in liquid bulk while break bulk forest projects showed a small gain of 1,200 metric tonnes.
In the container sector, 572,181 metric tonnes/90,262 TEUS of cargo were handled in 2016, a slight decrease over the prior year.
“We are in a transitional phase in the next steps of modernizing this Port,” said Jim Quinn, President & CEO of Port Saint John. “As we start 2017, we are particularly excited that our new partner DP World Saint John is now in operation. This partnership blends their global reach and influence together with our terminal modernization plan to achieve the common objective of continued growth and a bright future for the Port and its supporting port service community.”
“The Board of Directors is proud of the work our entire port community is doing to create growth at the Port. Activity that happens here is an important contributor to local economies across our Province. Products from all corners of the Province are shipped to the Port using New Brunswick truckers, rail and roads. The Port opens the global marketplace to New Brunswick producers,” said Phil Brewer, Chair of the Board of Directors for Port Saint John.
Port Saint John Cargo Statistics of Note
|2016||2015||2014||% increase over 3 years|
|Dry Bulk||747,172 MT||1,357,008 MT||1,377,641 MT||-45%|
|Liquid Bulk||25,111,987 MT||24,451,230 MT||22,077,208 MT||14%|
|Containers||573,181 MT||610,588 MT||565,493 MT||1%|
|TEUs||90,262 TEUs||97,114 TEUs||89,615 TEUs||0.7%|
|Total Port||26,438,301 MT||26,435,882 MT||24,039,247 MT||10%|
Port Saint John is Canada’s third largest port by tonnage and has a diverse cargo base, including dry and liquid bulk, break bulk, containers, and cruise.
Paula Copeland, Manager of Corporate Communications, Port Saint John, email@example.com, (506) 650-5288.
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