To converge is to meet

Meeting with stakeholders, meeting the community, meeting our goals – these are the ways we converge. Two years later, our new branding has gone from fresh to firm, cementing Port Saint John as a local institution and global player. It came with three guiding themes to underscore everything we do: inclusion, establishing the Port as an asset and renewing our infrastructure for the future.

In 2013, the Port experienced unprecedented growth. More than numbers on paper, these figures embody the drive an entire network has to succeed. Port Saint John is a small team, just 30 people strong. But, it’s the strength of our team propelling the Port forward. Outside our walls, the Port community at large is working toward the same goal – grow business through the Port.

The results are tangible. You see them on a weekly basis as Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) and Tropical Shipping visit Saint John’s inner harbour, cranes bowing to meet containers. You see them in the tonnes of potash travelling by rail to the waterfront. You see them in the faces of students seeing old school buses recycled, learning more about the Port on one of our education tours.

We’re on the map – in every sense of the phrase.

Through Tropical Shipping and Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), Port Saint John is connected to 350 ports around the world. That means New Brunswick goods, many of them from locally owned businesses, can get to the global market by passing through our waters.

Last August, TransCanada announced their intention to send more than 1.1 million barrels per day of western crude east, terminating in Saint John via the proposed Energy East Pipeline Project. The project would include a $300-million marine terminal, boosting employment and driving business to our region.

In 2013, we celebrated a quarter-century of cruise. Every event was met with enthusiasm, from cruise lines, crew members, passengers and the community. We can’t think of a better way to usher in another quarter-century and more.

This is Port Saint John and we are forging ahead.