Tonnage Increases for Fourth Continuous Month in 2013

SAINT JOHN (NB) – Port Saint John reports significant year-to-date tonnage gains in nearly all sectors of Port traffic for the four months ended April, with an overall increase of seven per cent over the same period in 2012.

Gains are in the following sectors:

Sector April 2013 Year-to-Date April 2012 Year-to-Date % Change
Liquid Bulk 9,452,456 9,103,365 4%
Dry Bulk 481,617 228,516 111%
Forest Products 22,517 22,055 2%
Containers 154,939 87,752 77%
Container TEUs 24,190 16,023 51%
Total Tonnages 10,117,049 9,448,861 7%

“Port Saint John made record-breaking strides in tonnage during our first quarter. I’m pleased to see our success continued into April and I’d like to commend our Port community for their hard work as well as the many shippers and receivers who recognize the value of moving their products through the port,” Jim Quinn, president and CEO of Port Saint John, said.

Port Saint John is Eastern Canada’s largest port and has a diverse cargo base, handling over 30 million metric tonnes of cargo annually, including dry and liquid bulk, break bulk, containers, and cruise. With global connections to over 350 ports around the world, Port Saint John is easily connected via several transportation corridors to central Canadian inland markets by rail and road. Our port is a facilitator of trade and a part of Canada’s Atlantic Gateway, providing a marine gateway to global markets.

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Media contact

Paula Small
Manager of Stakeholder and Community Engagement
Port Saint John
c. (506) 650-5288
e. psmall@109.199.110.97

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