Port Saint John reports on mid-year 2017 tonnage statistics

Port Saint John released mid-year tonnage statistics today which highlights at 4% year-to-date total increase.  Cargo tonnage at the end of June 2017 was 15,466,183 metric tonnes this year as compared to 14,852,218 metric tonnes at the end of June 2016.

Gains have been experienced in potash and recycled metals in the dry bulk sector, as well as cargoes in the break bulk and project cargo sector.

Losses were experienced in container traffic which is currently at about half as many TEUs as the same period last year but recent announcements about the addition of CMA-CGM services to the container shipping already provided by MSC and Bahri will see this trend reverse beginning in August.

“We are working hard to increase the cargo service offerings at Port Saint John and we look forward to sharing growth results at the end of this year,” said Jim Quinn, President & CEO of Port Saint John. “By leveraging our partnerships with both CN and with DP World we are blending North American wide rail connections with global trade reach and influence.  These important factors together with our terminal modernization plan will achieve the common objective of continued growth and a bright future for the Port and its supporting port service community.”

Port Saint John Cargo Statistics of Note
(As of June 30, 2017)

Port Saint John is Canada’s third largest port by tonnage is connected to 420 ports worldwide and has a diverse cargo base, including dry and liquid bulk, break bulk, containers, and cruise.

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Media Contact:

Paula Copeland, Manager of Corporate Communications, Port Saint John, pcopeland@sjport.com, (506) 650-5288.

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