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Port Saint John and partners reach 100,000 TEU milestone

September 28, 2022  By Don Horne

With more than $500 million invested in recent years from the private sector, government, and the Port itself, Port Saint John is starting to feel the benefits of the infrastructure and supply chain upgrades at the DP World operated container terminal.

The port and its partners have reached an important milestone of 100,000 TEUs so far in 2022 which is more throughput than Port Saint John has ever experienced on an annual basis.

“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.”

Though the best is yet to come as the port continues along their growth trajectory with capacity volumes expected to reach 800,000 TEUs upon completion of construction at the container terminal in the next couple of years.


“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 & General Manager, DP World (Canada) Inc.

With construction nearing completion at the expanded container terminal, outcomes of the project are already being realized with the attraction of world class shipping lines, offering four weekly services through the port. The port now finds itself as the second fastest growing container port on the East Coast of North America with Class I rail optionality reaching into key markets in North America.

“This 100,000 TEU milestone is a great indicator that the collaborative effort that has taken place at Port Saint John to grow the container business is providing results. The growth trajectory of the port means more opportunities for our local community to have a great career on the waterfront,” says Terry Wilson, President of the International Longshoremen Association Local 273.

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