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Industry Driven.
Community Centred.

St. John’s Port Authority —
A Beacon for Over 500 Years


granted to students through post-secondary scholarships since 1999.


commercial vessels for a total of 1,723,625 metric tonnes of cargo came to our port in 2016.


has been contributed to the provincial GDP and with 3,890 direct and indirect jobs in 2016 by the Port.

We are Newfoundland and Labrador’s primary and most advanced container terminal. We are also the primary offshore energy supply and service centre and a destination of choice for the cruise ship industry. And—true to our roots—we are one of the most active fish-handling ports in the province.

As innovators and entrepreneurs, the Port of St. John’s has evolved to become a strategic transportation hub and a powerful economic engine for our province. 

Industries we serve

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    Container Shipping

    We are home to the primary container shipping terminal in the province.

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    Offshore Energy Supply and Service

    The Port of St. John’s is the most adaptable and versatile offshore energy supply and service centre on the east coast of North America.

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    Marine Maintenance & Repair

    We offer facilities for a full range of repair and maintenance services.

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    Close proximity to resource-rich waters and a sheltered harbour mean we are and have always been a hub for the fishing industry.

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    Visitors from all over the world visit the Port of St. John’s every year for an enticing mix of natural wonders, friendly people, and cultural experiences.

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  • What’s in port

    See which ships are in our naturally sheltered, ice-free port today!

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Port Upgrades

Pier 17 expansion

This is an exciting time for the Port of St. John's. After consultation with industry and port users and a rigorous planning period, construction is underway on a new expansion to our busy, working port: Pier 17 West.

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Status: In progress

The Port of St. John’s is the right port for you

Location is what makes us the first economic gateway between North America and Europe. But opportunity is what makes us the right port for you. Get in touch with us today to learn more.

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