Port Saint John has seen a strong year-on-year increase in both TEU and tonnage through September 2021.
Overall, cargo tonnage at the port in the first three quarters of 2021 is 19% higher than the same period in 2020, handling 22.2 million tonnes by the end of the September 2021.
For the port’s container sector, Port Saint John moved 6% more container tonnage year-on-year, marking the fifth consecutive year of growth in the container sector at the port.
“We are focused on growth in the container sector together with our terminal operator DP World, who are blending their global reach and influence with the benefits of our West Side Modernisation project to achieve the common objective of sustainable growth,” said Chris Hall, Interim President and CEO of Port Saint John.
“Continuing to build strong foundation with our partners in the rail and shipping sector is another essential component of supply chain innovation as we continue to move forward in modernising this port.”
The $205 million West Side Modernisation project is due to be completed in 2023, funded in partnership with the Government of Canada, Province of New Brunswick.