Port Saint John Set to Finish Year With Strong Results in Containers and Dry Bulk

SAINT JOHN (NB) – Building on a successful 2013, the upward trend has continued.

“As a port community, our focus on increasing cargo at Port Saint John, particularly in the container sector, continues to mean greater economic activity for our city and province such as the 500 direct and indirect jobs attributable to movement of containerized cargo at this Port” Jim Quinn, president and CEO, of Port Saint John, said. “This container growth momentum is augmented by additional benefits being experienced in dry bulk at both Barrack Point Potash Terminal on the East Side and American Iron & Metal on the West Side. Diversity has always been a key to success at Port Saint John and this year is no exception. Be it in our natural resource or value-added sectors, this Port is ready to be the marine connection to bring New Brunswick products to the world.”

Year-to-date 2014 Container Statistics

November 2013 Year-to-date November 2014 Year-to-date % increase
Containers (tonnage) 458,940 522,463 14%
TEUs 69,423 83,955 21%

The port also reported a significant 12% increase year-to-date in the dry bulk cargo sector which includes potash, salt, recycled metals and petroleum coke. Numbers in this sector rose from 1,130,950 metric tonnes from January to November in 2013 to 1,269,027 metric tonnes over the same period in 2014.

Port Saint John is Eastern Canada’s largest port by tonnage and has a diverse cargo base, including dry and liquid bulk, break bulk, containers, and cruise.

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Media contact:

Craig Estabrooks
Manager of Corporate Strategy
Port Saint John
(506) 353-5151
[email protected]

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