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The Port of St. John's

Sharing our strengths with the world. 
 

The Port of St. John’s is accessible, flexible and well-connected. We deliver our best every day with a focus on the future and the trends shaping the marine and transportation industries. 

Today, the Port of St. John’s proudly stands as:

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The site of the Province’s primary and most advanced container terminal

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The primary offshore energy supply and service centre on the East Coast of Canada

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The Province’s key marine transportation supply and service centre

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One of the largest fish-handling ports in Newfoundland and Labrador

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An increasingly preferred destination for the cruise ship industry

A strategic hub for synergy and innovation

For more than five centuries, St. John’s Harbour has been prized as one of the finest harbours anywhere to be found. Ice-free, naturally sheltered and conveniently situated near the resource-rich Grand Banks and busy shipping lanes, it remains an excellent destination for the marine industry to thrive. It’s a diverse service centre for container traffic, offshore energy supply and service, fishing, marine maintenance and cruise ships, all with access to extensive service and supply chains. The Port of St. John’s continues to be a crucial economic catalyst for Newfoundland and Labrador, supporting its primary industries, generating thousands of jobs and welcoming visitors from around the world. The activity happening here makes a positive impact on the province’s economy each and every day.

The Port of St. John’s remains a strategic hub for synergy and innovation, committed to an uncompromising level of service across all marine sub-sectors. The broad network of businesses operating here, coupled with an opportunity for partnership and collaboration makes us logistically efficient and highly productive. We look forward to continuing to respond to industry trends and advances.

As today’s steward of the port, the St. John’s Port Authority does not take its role lightly. We are reminded every day of the port’s value and are dedicated to shepherding its modernization in a way that will make future generations proud.

Over the many years of improvements — facility and pier upgrades, new technologies, safety and security enhancements — there is one thing that has remained constant: the port is home to a collection of remarkable, highly skilled and resilient people.

Sean Hanrahan, LL.B President & CEO

A powerful economic engine 

The Port of St. John’s remains a major contributor to the economies of the Northeast Avalon, the province and the region. The latest economic impact study* confirms the port’s continued importance as a powerful economic engine, a source of jobs for thousands of people, and as a bustling service centre for container traffic, the offshore energy sector, the fishing industry and the international cruise ship sector. The success of the port relies upon the skill of its local workforce, the ingenuity of marine-related businesses and its world-class facilities.

PORT OF ST. JOHN'S CARGO AND VESSEL ARRIVAL STATISTICS 2017


Total Port Cargo

 

2016

2017

Var +/-

Dry Bulk

103,411

128,390

24.2%

Liquid Bulk

680,343

659,239

-3.1%

General Cargo

939,871

914,399

-2.7%

Total

1,723,625

1,702,031

-1.3%

Total Vessel Arrivals

 

2016

2017

Var +/-

Offshore

             653

             735

12.6%

Other

             783

             609

-22.2%

Total

          1,436

          1,344

-6.4%

*Economic Impact Assessment of the Port of St. John’s (2014) was commissioned by the St. John’s Port Authority and conducted by the local research rm Goss Gilroy Inc. 

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