Port Saint John hits milestone volumes

SAINT JOHN, NB — Port Saint John and its partners have hit 100,000 TEUs so far in 2022, the port said, representing more throughput than the port has ever seen annually.

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The announcement comes following over $500 million invested in recent years from the private sector, government, and the Port itself. Infrastructure and supply chain upgrades have improved the DP World operated container terminal at the port.

Capacity volumes should reach 800,000 TEUs after construction at the container terminal in the next few years.

“This momentous milestone marks the start of a new journey for Port Saint John as our growth trajectory is on track to place us as one of the top container ports in Canada,” says Craig Bell Estabrooks, president and CEO at Port Saint John. “The alignment of our supply chain partners is a unique opportunity for shippers and receivers to experience world class service through Port Saint John.”

With construction almost done at the expanded container terminal, outcomes of the project are already being realized with the attraction of shipping lines, offering four weekly services through the port. The port says it is now the second fastest growing container port on the East Coast of North America with Class I rail optionality reaching into markets in North America.

“This is a significant milestone for Port Saint John which will position it as a main Atlantic Gateway. Together with our partners, we are making major investments in DP World Saint John and the supporting logistics eco-system to enhance Canadian trade efficiency and provide sustainable economic growth for the region,” says Maksim Mihic, CEO and general manager, DP World (Canada) Inc.